Chipola College will host the range portion of the Florida Wildlife Commission's Hunter Safety Course Saturday, Feb. 1, at the Reddoch Firing Range.
Florida hunters 16 years of age or older must have a hunting license. Persons born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass a hunter safety course before purchasing a hunting license. Youth who will turn 16 before the end of next year's hunting season will need the course to obtain a license.
To take the Chipola range course, youth must pass the online portion of the course available at www.myfwc.com/hunting/safety-education/courses/. The Internet-based course allows the student to learn a majority of information online. The remainder of the course is covered in a 4-hour classroom setting, test and a 3-hour range portion.
The Chipola Firing Range is located at 3052 Calhoun Road in Marianna just off Blue Springs Road.
Volunteers from the Chipola Public Service program will teach the free course. Steve Anderson, Director of Chipola Public Service programs, says, "We are glad to offer this course as a community service to help young people learn basic firearm safety."
There is no charge for the Chipola course, but youth must register in advance.
For information about the course, contact Steven Stewart at 850-718-2286 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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