March 21, 2012
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on March 31 and April 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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 course will be held at the Everglades Conservation & Sportsman Club Inc., 50900-50999 Loop Road, Ochopee, FL 34141.
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 by clicking on the registration link and then the part of the state you want on the map.
Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. 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.