Free Hunter Safety Course Offered In Escambia County

June 10, 2012

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

The course will be held at W.J. Woodham Middle School at 150 East Burgess Road in Pensacola. Instruction will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on June 12, 14, 19 and 21. The range portion of the class will be June 23 from 7-10 a.m.

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 or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at (850) 265-3676. For more information on this course, call George Warthen at (850) 265-3676.


5 Responses to “Free Hunter Safety Course Offered In Escambia County”

  1. James on June 13th, 2012 9:28 pm

    WELL if you miss these classes in pensacola next is milton then Panama city Pensacola aint so far now

  2. SS on June 11th, 2012 10:14 am

    @Joe that would be great! I live in Walnut Hill and need to take the course but can never find the time or the energy to go to town after a long day at work. keep us informed =)

  3. Joe on June 10th, 2012 5:24 pm

    As a long time hunter and outdoorsman I would like to see a course in the north end as well. With that said:
    I plan to contact the FWC and offer my services to them as I have been an instructor in other states and curently hold certification in multiple states as well.
    I comend the FWC for offering the courses free of charge and feel that is the best way to get as many folks as possible trained (offer free classes).
    Until there are classes in the north end I would urge folks to car pool and try to attend as it is a great course.

  4. dnutjob on June 10th, 2012 12:39 pm

    I will be glad to drive for this free course, and they have offered it at PSC and the extension office on Stefani. It is no different than traveling to blackwater or Eglin to hunt. Thank you FWC

  5. Northend Flash on June 10th, 2012 9:30 am

    Why does the FWC not have a course in the North-end of Escambia County…….are we to drive about 100 miles round trip for this course?????
    We need a course are either Molino or Northview??????? Thank you FWC…

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