If you were born on or after June 1, 1975, you will need to take a hunter safety education course prior to any hunting. Florida recognizes other states' programs, as well. You can sign up for an online course, or schedule your spot in an in-person class. In-person classes are offered for free in Florida. To find one nearest you, visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Committee website.
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