FWC offers free hunter safety course in Okaloosa County

April 6, 2011

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Okaloosa County.

The course will be at The Harbor, 4006 Highway 87 in Holley.  Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. April 18, 19, 20 and 21.  The range portion of the class will be April 23 from 8 to 11 a.m.

An adult must accompany children under age 16 at all times.  Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

The hunter safety course is required before anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, can 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.