Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in September

August 18, 2015

282432_4235775368663_1132307266_nThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in nine counties in September. (List follows.)

Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

The locations and times are:

  • Alachua    – Sept. 19 (8 a.m. until complete) – Gainesville
  • Bradford   – Sept. 10 (6 to 9 p.m.)                  Starke
    – Sept. 12 (8 a.m. until complete)    Graham
  • Citrus       – Sept. 26 (9 a.m. until complete)    Lecanto
  • Clay          – Sept. 24 (6 to 9 p.m.)                  Middleburg
    – Sept. 26 (8 a.m. to noon)             Graham
  • Columbia  – Sept. 17 (6 to 9 p.m.)                  Lake City
    – Sept. 19 (8:30 a.m. to noon)        Lake City
  • Dixie         – Sept. 12 (9 a.m. to complete)       Cross City
  • Duval        – Sept. 3 (6 to 9 p.m.)                    Jacksonville
    – Sept. 5 (8:30 a.m. to complete)    Jacksonville
  • Suwannee – Sept. 16 (6 to 9 p.m.)                 Wellborn
    Sept. 19 (8:30 a.m. to noon)       Lake City

UPDATE: Traditional Hunter safety course offered in September

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free traditional hunter safety course in two counties during September. (List follows.)

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Students must attend all sessions to receive their certificate.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

The locations and times are:

  • Lafayette    – Sept. 19 and 20 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) – Mayo
  • Madison     – Sept. 21, 22, and 23 (7 to 10 p.m.) – Madison
    Sept. 26 (1 p.m. until complete)     – Madison

The specific locations for these classes will be given to those who register in advance. Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.

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