Tallahassee, Florida - August 9, 2011 -
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Jefferson County.
The course will be at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, 9194 S. Jefferson Highway, in Monticello. Instruction will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 20 and from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 21.
Students who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and attend only the Aug. 21 class from 1 to 5 p.m.
An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. Students are encouraged to bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.
The hunter safety course is required for anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, to purchase a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.
People interested in attending this 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 Panama City at 850-265-3676.