Hunter safety Course Scheduled in Glades County

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host the field day portion of the free hunter safety course on June 7 in Glades County. Participants must have completed the hunter safety Web course and must bring the printout of the final report to the class.

Participants will spend half the day in the classroom and half in the field. They will learn about current laws, safe gun handling and wildlife identification before taking the final test. The safety course also includes live-firing instruction on a shooting range.

The free safety course will be held at the Glades County Sheriff’s Range, four miles north of U.S. 27 on State Road 78 in Moore Haven, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Space is limited. Reservations are required and can be made online at MyFWC.com/huntered or by calling 561-625-5122.  Those born on or after June 1, 1975, who wish to purchase hunting licenses are required to pass this course. Parents or legal guardians must accompany children under 16 to all the classes.  Children under 18 years of age must have a parental release form signed by a parent or legal guardian to participate in the live-fire exercises.

A statewide schedule of hunter safety classes is available online at MyFWC.com/huntered.