Monday, January 23, 2012

Hendry Gun Safety Course Offered

Free Classes This Weekend At Gun Range

LABELLE, FL. -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course Saturday, Jan. 28, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Hendry County, Fl.

Students will learn about hunting laws, safe gun handling and hunter ethics/responsibility, among other topics, before taking the final test. The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.

The course is at the Hendry County Sheriff’s Office Shooting Range, between Clewiston and LaBelle, 0.7 miles down Witt Road off State Road 80, 9 miles west of U.S. 27. Take the first road east of the Pioneer Shell Gas Station.

You may sign up by calling the FWC’s South Region office at 561-625-5122 or going

People seeking certification must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to taking the classroom course. To receive certification, they must bring a printed copy of the final Web report to the FWC classroom course on Jan. 28. The Web report does not need to be notarized.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course in order to purchase 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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