Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Hunter Safety Course In Hendry

Free Hunter Course At Sheriff Shooting Range

LABELLE, FL. -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course March 28 in Hendry County. Students must take the online part of the course before attending on Saturday.

Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and wildlife identification before taking the final test.  The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.

The free safety course will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Hendry County Sheriff's Office Shooting Range, between Clewiston and LaBelle, 0.7 miles down Witt Road off of SR 80, 9 miles west of U.S. 27. Take the first road east of the Pioneer Shell Gas Station.

Space is limited and reservations are required. To make reservations, go online to the Hunter Safety area of or call 561-625-5122.  A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available there also.          

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975 must pass this course or another approved hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 years of age to all classes. To participate in the live-fire exercises, children under 18 years old must present a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

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