Free hunter safety course offered in Jefferson County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Jefferson County.   The course takes place at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, 9194 S. Jefferson Highway on U.S. 19 South, near Capps. Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 27. The range Screen Shot 2015-06-23 at 9.43.51 AMportion of the class will be Sunday, June 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the same location. Students must be present both days in order to complete the course.   An adult must accompany children under the age of 16 at all times. Students should bring a pencil and paper to take notes.   Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must pass an approved hunter safety course and have a hunting license to hunt alone (unsupervised). 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 Will Burnett at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676.