Hunter safety courses offered in April

Posted on April 2, 2018 by Staff reports

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in five counties in April (list follows).

Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them.

All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times.

Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

The locations and times are:

Online-completion courses

Bay County 
April 14 (8 a.m. to 3 p.m. CDT) 
Bay County Shooting Range 
10900 Steelfield Road in Panama City Beach

Escambia County 
April 18 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & May 5 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT) 
Molino Community Center 
6450 Highway 95A in Molino

April 24 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & May 5 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT) 
Bell 4H Center 
3618 Stefani Road in Cantonment

Jefferson County 
April 7 (8 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT) 
Jefferson Correctional Institution 1
050 Big Joe Road in Monticello

Leon County 
April 27 (6 to 9 p.m. EDT) & April 28 (8 a.m. to noon EDT) 
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 
620 South Meridian Street in Tallahassee 
*Enter building on Meridian street entrance (wait for security guard)

Santa Rosa County 
April 4 (6. to 10 p.m. CDT) & April 7 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT) 
Jay Community Center 
5259 Booker Lane in Jay

Traditional courses (must complete all days)

Escambia County 
April 24, 25, May 1, 2 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & May 5 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT) 
Bell 4H Center
3618 Stefani Road in Cantonment 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.