The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Okaloosa County.

The course is at the Okaloosa County Extension Office, 127 NW Hollywood Blvd. in Fort Walton Beach. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 10, 11, 12 and 13. The range portion of the class will be Sept. 15 from 8 to 11 a.m.

An adult must accompany children under age 16 at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.

The hunter safety course is required before anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, can purchase a Florida hunting license. The FWC course satisfies hunter-safety training requirements for all other states and Canadian provinces.

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator George Warthen at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676

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