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 Rd., in Crestview. Instruction will be from 6-9 p.m. Sept. 6, 7, 8 and 9. The range portion of the class will be Sept. 11 from 8-11 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.