Hunter safety course offered in Okaloosa County

July 24, 2009

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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 take place from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 3, 4, 5 and 6; the range portion of the class will be Aug. 8.   

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. 3 class from 6-10 p.m. and the Aug. 8 range day.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult 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 or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.