FWC offers hunter safety course

Published On: Jan 09 2013 11:13:05 AM EST
MIAMI -

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a free hunter safety course in Miami this weekend.

The course will be held at Camp Redlands, located at 15415 SW 256th Street, on Jan. 11 from 6 to 10 p.m., Jan 12. from 8 a.m. 6 p.m., and Jan. 13 from 6:30 to 8 a.m.

Students will learn about hunting laws, handling guns safely, and hunter ethics. The course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.

Participants can sign up at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122.

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.