FWC offers hunter safety course in Okaloosa County

February 27, 2012

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

The course will be at the Okaloosa County Extension Office, 5479 Old Bethel Road in Crestview. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. March 5, 6, 7 and 8. The range portion of the class is March 10 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.