“Future and current hunters interested in receiving their Hunter Safety Certification are invited to participate in a free, two-part online and skills day Hunter Safety Course. The Skills Day portion of the Hunter Safety Course is intended to be taken after students complete their course. Students attend an in-person class, covering hunter safety, laws and ethics. Participants will then head to the range for the live-fire session, demonstrating safe firearms understanding and handling. Certification can only be achieved through completion of both the online and skills day portions of the Hunter Safety Program.”
Prior to the Instructor Lead Class, students MUST complete one of the following online courses:
NRAHE.org – From the organization that built the first-ever hunter education program in 1949, the NRA Online Hunter Education course is designed to help new hunters of all ages learn how to be safe and responsible members of the hunting community. This state-of-the-art course is the most comprehensive online hunter education instruction in the United States, and it’s 100% FREE!
Beasafehunter.org– Engaging videos, photos and graphics, this course is fully narrated and provides the necessary information for a student to become a safe hunter. This course has 24/7 toll free technical support and you only pay when you pass. (Effective July 1, this course will be $9.95)
HunterEdCourse.com – Interactive animations and photos with narration and closed captioning so you hear, see and read the course, making learning easy and enjoyable. Pay only if you pass. Over 90% of users recommend. ($13.00)
Hunter-Ed.com Florida – Listen, read, or both! Exam questions are read aloud, with pictures to trigger your memory. Learn with hundreds of realistic illustrations, and see exactly how firearms work with detailed animations. ($28.95 – pay up front!)
HUNTERcourse.com Florida – Fully narrated, illustrated and full of engaging animations and videos. EXCLUSIVE – Virtual Field Day to best prepare you for your field day! Offer 7 day/week customer service and tech support. ($29.00)
Instructor Lead Course Is Free
Private or Public Shooting Range fee is typically $5-$10 depending on the shooting range that we are able to schedule for this class (cash only).
NOTE: Private range fees are mandatory in order to use one of our Private or Public Shooting Ranges to complete the shooting skills portion of the FWC Hunter Safety class. Students that do not complete the shooting skills portion of this class will not receive their Florida FWC Hunter Safety certification.
Are adjudicated delinquent of a crime that would have been a felony if committed by an adult until the age of 24 or until record is expunged.
Receive “Adjudication Withheld” on any felony or on a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence and three years has not yet lapsed since the completion of sentencing provisions.
Were recently arrested for a potentially disqualifying crime which has not been dismissed or disposed of in court.
Parental or Legal Guardian written consent is required for individuals under 18
Parent(s) or Legal Guardian can observe the class free of charge
What to Bring
A Pen or Pencil
A Note Pad or Notebook
A hat for sun shade
Collared shirt or tee shirt, no loosely fitting open collar blouses
Sturdy boots or sneakers; no open toe shoes, flip flops or sandals.
A portable lawn chair or camping chair for the range.
Gatorade or other sports drinks for the range; we will be providing bottled water only, at the range.
If you have your own, eye and ear protection designed for shooting sports, please feel free to bring them;
Eye and ear protection will be provided to each student (provided by LSC) for use for the range time; NOTE: these have been used by previous students.
If you would like to purchase brand new eye and ear protection, we offer this to each student for small fee of $5.00; you will get to keep these for your future shooting range use.
We have more advanced electronic ear protection (Howard Leight Impact Sports) and Shooting Safety Eye Protection (SSP Shooting Glasses) in stock and available for purchase in our Retail Store.
What NOT To Bring
Your own ammunition or firearm into the classroom
NOTE: we do not allow any live ammunition or firearms in our classroom due to safety restrictions.
DO NOT bring a friend or multiple friends or a family member(s) or any children of any age, who are NOT REGISTERED with the Lakota Safe Company Trading Post as students.
They will not be allowed in the classroom
And they will not allowed on the shooting range
EXCEPTIONS: Students Under Age 18 And Any Individuals With A Disability
Parents/legal guardian and/or care taker will be allowed in the classroom and shooting range.
Parents, legal guardians and/or care taker will be required to sign our legal waiver.
If you are a valid Florida Concealed Carry permit holder, we ask that you keep your firearm and ammunition in your vehicle; these same SAFETY RULES apply on the shooting range.
Absolutely no children will be allowed in the classroom or the shooting range, unless they are REGISTERED STUDENTS with us for this class.
Shooting Range Fee for use of our private or public shooting range is NOT included.
If you do not complete the shooting portion of the class, your Florida FWC Hunter Safety Certificate will be put in a pending status and another date will be scheduled for you to complete your shooting requirements.
Florida FWC Hunter Safety courses are open to all State of Florida Residents, NRA members, non NRA members, regular NRA instructors, non-instructors, and also for Florida FWC Hunter Safety Instructors, BSA, GSA 4-H, FAA, YHEC, and other Youth Program adult volunteers
You Can Join The NRA On Our Website Or In Our Retail Store At A Significant Discount