The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Bay County.
The course is at Gulf Coast State College, in the second-floor lecture hall of the Student Union East building, 5230 W. U.S. 98 in Panama City. Instruction is from 6 to 9 p.m. on Aug. 7, 9, 14 and 16. The range portion of the class is Aug. 18, from 7 to 11 a.m.
Students who have taken the Internet course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report and attend only the Aug. 7 and 18 sessions.
An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. Students are encouraged to bring a pencil and paper with them to take notes.
The hunter safety course is required for people born on or after June 1, 1975, to 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 MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator George Warthen at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.