Florida FWC Offers Free Hunter Safety Course

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

The course will be at the Gulf County Correctional Institute at 500 Ike Steele Road in Wewahitchka. Instruction will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. May 1 and from 8 to 11 a.m. May 2.

To be admitted, individuals must complete the Internet course before coming to class and are required to bring a copy of the final report from the online portion of the course. The final report form does not have to be notarized.

Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

The hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, before they can 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 or by calling the FWC's regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.