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Bowhunter education course for Citrus County
Bowhunter education course for Citrus County

Citrus County, FL -- The FWC has announced that you can now take the Florida Bowhunter Education Course by completing an online, distance-learning component and then attending an abbreviated field day.

The field day is designed to be a hands-on, constructive learning experience that will include bow setup and shooting, field walks, blood-trail exercises, erecting and safely ascending and descending from tree stands, as well as equipment preparation and survival techniques.

Participants can expect to learn all aspects of bowhunting, including:

  • History of bowhunting;
  • Safe and responsible bowhunting;
  • Preparing for the hunt;
  • Shot placement and game recovery;
  • Use of elevated stands and other techniques; and
  • Outdoor preparedness.

According to FWC's hunter safety personnel, the field day will be Sept. 3 from 8 a.m. until noon in Citrus County. The exact location for this class will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional office at 386-758-0525 or going online at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

A small fee to take the distance-learning course is payable to the National Bowhunter Education Foundation on its website: www.bowhunter-ed.com/fl. Access the online distance-learning course at MyFWC.com/Bowhunt.

Students of all ages may participate; however, an adult must accompany those under the age of 16.

Participants should bring all equipment, including bow and arrows.

Students should register for the course in advance by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.