Hunter safety courses (August)

July 6, 2016

282432_4235775368663_1132307266_nHunter safety courses (August)

Contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294
 
Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in August

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in five counties in August. (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:
Baker
Aug. 27 (8 a.m. to noon) Macclenny
and (1 p.m. until compete) Lake City
 
Duval
Aug. 11 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Aug. 13 (8:30 a.m. until noon)
Jacksonville
 
Citrus
Aug. 20 (9 a.m. until complete)
Homosassa
 
Columbia
Aug. 25 (6 to 9 p.m.) and Aug. 27 (8:30 a.m. until complete)
Lake City
 
Levy
Aug. 20 (9 a.m. until complete)
Chiefland


Take a bowhunter education course in August

Florida bowhunters will have an opportunity to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course in Duval or Alachua County in August.

The course will be conducted using the new online, distance-learning format. A bowhunting enthusiast may now access the program on the NBEF website, enter through the Florida portal and complete the online classroom topics before attending a shortened, interactive field day. The Florida course is found at http://www.bowhunter-ed.com/florida.

The two classes being held in August are:
Alachua
Aug. 27 (8 a.m. until noon)
Newberry
Duval
Aug. 20 (8 a.m. until noon)
Jacksonville

The course is offered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Hunter Safety Section and the Florida Bowhunters Council.

“While these courses do not satisfy the hunter education requirements for Florida, they are educational, informative and well worth taking,” said Steve Robbins, FWC Hunter Safety coordinator in Lake City.
Participants can expect to learn all aspects of bowhunting including:
History of bowhunting;
Safe and responsible bowhunting;
Know your bow and arrow;
Preparing for the hunt;
Shot placement and game recovery;
Use of elevated stands and other techniques;
Outdoor preparedness.
Participants must bring their own equipment, including bow and field-tipped arrows. Students should register for the course they choose by calling the FWC’s North Central Regional Office at 386-754-1654 or by visiting MyFWC.com/Bowhunt. Students of all ages may participate.


Hunter safety course (traditional) offered in August for Lafayette County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free traditional hunter safety course for Lafayette County Aug. 20 and 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days in Mayo.

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 specific locations for this class 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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