Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
10:48 am
16 June 2019

Be on the hunt … safely

Hunting accidents can happen.

Just ask former vice president Dick Cheney. In February 2006, he accidentally shot a 78-year-old attorney during a quail hunt on a Texas ranch.

Fortunately, there are ways to ensure we shoot a buck instead of Uncle Buck.

One of the best ways is to take a hunter safety course.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers both traditional classroom courses and online courses, both at no charge.

“Taking a hunter safety class is one of the best things someone can do to have a safe and enjoyable time hunting,” Bill Cline, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission hunter safety and public shooting range section leader, said in a press release. “Hunter safety courses are designed to equip hunters with techniques to keep themselves and others safe outdoors. Even the most experienced hunters will learn something, which will help them become better, safer hunters and mentors.”

To register for a hunter safety class, visit MyFWC.com/HunterSafety.

Here’s a list of upcoming courses offered in Lake and Sumter counties.

Lake County:

Jul 6, 2019 (10:30am-3 pm) The Gun Shop-Leesburg **Internet Students Only
Aug 3, 2019 (10:30am-3 pm) The Gun Shop-Leesburg **Internet Students Only
Aug 17, 2019 (8am-3pm) Lake Correctional Institute-Clermont **Internet Students Only
Sep 7, 2019 (10:30am-3 pm) The Gun Shop-Leesburg **Internet Students Only
Sep 14, 2019 (8am-3pm) Lake Correctional Institute-Clermont **Internet Students Only
Oct 5, 2019 (10:30am-3 pm) The Gun Shop-Leesburg **Internet Students Only
Oct 12, 2019 (8am-3pm) Lake Correctional Institute-Clermont **Internet Students Only
Nov 2, 2019 (10:30am-3 pm) The Gun Shop-Leesburg **Internet Students Only
Nov 9, 2019 (8am-3pm) Lake Correctional Institute-Clermont **Internet Students Only
Dec 7, 2019 (10:30am-3 pm) The Gun Shop-Leesburg **Internet Students Only

Sumter County:

Aug 12, 2019 (5:00pm – 9:00pm) Shooters World – The Villages **Internet Students Only
Sep 9, 2019 (5:00pm – 9:00pm) Shooters World – The Villages **Internet Students Only
Oct 14, 2019 (5:00pm – 9:00pm) Shooters World – The Villages **Internet Students Only
Nov 11, 2019 (5:00pm – 9:00pm) Shooters World – The Villages **Internet Students Only
Dec 9, 2019 (5:00pm – 9:00pm) Shooters World – The Villages **Internet Students Only

X