Claim the privilege of hunting according to the dictates of your own conscience, and allow all hunters the same privilege;
let them practice how, where, or what they may.








Thursday, September 3, 2009

Florida Matters: FWC Offers Bowhunter Education Courses

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FWC Offers Bowhunter Education Courses

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Hunter Safety and Ranges section is offering two Bowhunter Education courses in September and 5 more courses between October and December at various locations around the state.

The best thing about it is that all courses are conducted in the distance learning format, where you complete much of the content online, then receive your National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) certification at a 4 hour field day.

The schedule is as follows:
The September course will be offered in Duval and Citrus Counties.
The October courses are scheduled for Columbia and Jefferson Counties (Tallahassee area).
Palm Beach County will held in November, and 2 courses in Marion County during December.

Information and registration can be found on the web at: http://www.myfwc.com/SAFETY/Safety_hunt_safety_bowhunting_course.htm, or by calling the Hunter Safety office nearest you.

Northwest Region-Panama City (850) 413-0085
North Central Region, Lake City (386) 758-0525
Southwest Region - Lakeland (863) 648-3200
Northeast Region, Ocala (352) 625-2804
South Region, West Palm Beach (561) 625-5126

Even though I am not required to attend having held a Hunter Safety Certificate since the mid seventies, Bubby and his buddy Ethan don't have theirs so I am taking it upon myself to see to it that they get theirs.

It is very important to bring new members into our hunting family, and the sooner they join, the more likely they will stay with us for the long haul. So any Florida readers, think about taking a local boy to the course. It will only do us all good!

Best regards,
Albert

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