August 13, 2013
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Aug. 16 from 6 to 10 p.m., Aug. 17 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Aug. 18 from 6:30 to 8 a.m. Students must attend all three days.
Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the final test. The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.
The class is at Camp Redlands, 15415 SW 256th Street, Miami, FL 33031.
Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC's South Region Office at 561-625-5122. A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.
Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in live-fire exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.
Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised.)