Outdoor Weekend Learning Seminars | O.W.L.S.

The Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission’s new O.W.L.S. program is designed to provide youth, women, and families with hands-on opportunities to build skills and knowledge to safely and responsibly enjoy fishing, paddling, camping, shooting sports, and many other outdoor activities.

O.W.L.S is proud to be an equal opportunity program that celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment. The application process allows us to prioritize educational opportunities for individuals with a willingness to learn but little to no experience in the particular seminar discipline.

Check out our exciting 2022-2023 O.W.L.S. events below! Follow the “Apply Here” links for this year’s events and the “Flyer” links for more information on the event.

Northwest Region

At Bay County Shooting Range

Located in Panama City Beach, FL
April 1, 2023 – Focus: Shooting Sports: Shotgun, for Families
Apply here
Flyer

At Chinsegut Conservation Center

Located in Brooksville, FL (between Ocala and Tampa)
Program details and dates coming soon!
To view more outdoor events like OWLS being held at Chinsegut please click here.

 

North Central Region

At the University of North Florida

Located outside of Jacksonville, FL
Program details and dates coming soon!

 

Northeast Region

At Ocala Conservation Center

Located in Silver Springs, outside Ocala, FL
Program details and dates coming soon!

At Triple N Ranch Shooting Range

Located in St. Cloud, FL
February 11, 2023 – Focus: Shooting Sports, for Families
Apply here
Flyer

 

Southwest Region

At Suncoast Youth Conservation Center

Located in Apollo Beach, outside of Tampa, FL
Program details and dates coming soon!

At Tenoroc Conservation Center

Located in Lakeland, FL
March 18, 2023 – Focus: Freshwater fishing, for Families
Apply here
Flyer

 

South Region

At Everglades Youth Conservation Center

Located in West Palm Beach, FL
March 24-26, 2023 – Focus: Fishing, for Families
Apply here
Flyer

At Palm Beach County Shooting Sports Complex

Located in West Palm Beach, FL
March 25, 2023 – Focus: Shooting Sports, shotgun, for Families.
Apply here
Flyer

First Shots Seminars: Learn about safe, responsible firearms handling; rules and regulations; and recreational shooting sports opportunities. Plus, receive hands-on training from range safety experts. We’re hosting First Shots seminars on the following dates from 9 a.m. to noon.

  • January 21
  • February 18
  • March 18
  • April 15
  • May 20
  • June 17

Attendees must provide their own firearm, ear/eye protection, ammunition and targets. The seminar costs $30 and includes one additional visit to the range after the training. For additional information, please visit Palm Beach County Shooting Sports Complex | FWC (myfwc.com)
*No application needed
Flyer
 

Questions? Send us an email at OWLS@MyFWC.com. We can’t wait to see you at an O.W.L.S. program this year!

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