Online hunter course completion offered in Bay

February 10, 2009

fwclogo20072Hunter safety Internet completion course offered at Bay County Fairgrounds

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

The course will be at the Bay County Fairgrounds, at the corner of U.S. 98 and Sherman Avenue in Panama City.  Instruction will take place 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Feb. 21, with the firing range section of the course being held the same day at a different location.

Individuals must complete the Internet course before to coming to class and are required to bring a copy of the final report from the computer portion of the course to be admitted.

Children under 16 years of age 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 MyFWC.com/huntered or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.