Hunter safety courses offered in March

Posted on March 7, 2019 by Staff reports

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in Santa Rosa County in March. Hunter safety courses are designed to help students become safe, responsible and knowledgeable hunters plus learn about conservation.

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:

Santa Rosa County
March 20 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & March 30 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Jay Community Center
5259 Booker Lane in Jay 

March 27 (6 to 10 p.m. CDT) & March 30 (7 to 10 a.m. CDT)
Santa Rosa County Extension Services
6263 Dogwood Drive in Milton 

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.