Attention New & Recurring Hunters!!
Have you forgotten what the requirements are to purchase a Florida Hunting License? Are you under the age of 16 and want to go out into the woods? Do you really know what it means to be safe in the woods? These are all questions that can be answered in the Florida Hunter’s Safety Course class.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers several opportunities for adults to take youths (under age 16) hunting. Many Wildlife Management Areas allow youths, under adult supervision, to hunt during archery, muzzle loading, general gun, small-game and spring turkey seasons without having quota permits. Youths also may hunt areas that require a quota permit if accompanied by a quota permit holder, who is 18 or older, provided the permit holder and youth share a single bag limit. The traditional hunter safety course covers the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to be a safe hunter. This is a 12-hour classroom setting, test and 3-hour range time.
Follow this link to register for a course near you.
Just click on the date you would like to attend and fill out the online registration form.
Topics of the online & traditional hunter safety course include:
o Safe hunting practices
o Firearms and ammunition parts, maintenance, and safety
o The 10 rules of firearm safety
o Basic shooting skills
o Hunting techniques
o Basics in archery, muzzleloading and trapping
o Treestand safety
o Survival and First Aid
o Hunting Ethics
o Florida-specific hunting regulations
o And much more!
Note to Parents:
· If your child is under 18 years of age, they must present to the instructor at all courses a Parental Release Form signed by the child's parent or guardian. This will allow your child to participate in the live fire exercises. Download the Parental Release Form (PDF)
· Parents or legal guardians are required to accompany children under the age of 16 to all classes.
· This course is designed for 12 year-olds and older.
· Hunters born on or after June 1, 1975 and are 16 years old, must pass a hunter safety course before purchasing a license. The mentoring exemption allows certain hunters to purchase a one-time only hunting license without completing the course.
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