Friday, October 12, 2012

Hunter's Safety Course In Glades

MOORE HAVEN, FL. -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course on Oct. 20 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The class will be held at the Glades County Sheriff's Office Shooting Range in Moore Haven on Gun Club Road (north of the city barn), three miles north of U.S. 27 on State Road 78, and six miles south of Lakeport, near the Fisheating Creek entrance.

Participants must successfully complete the online portion of the course prior to attending and bring the final Web report to the FWC course on Oct. 20. It does not have to be notarized.

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.

Participants can sign up at or by calling the FWC’s South Regional Office at 561-625-5122. A link to the online part of the course and a statewide schedule of hunter safety classes are available at

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an 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 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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