F WC Volun teerProgram
Division o Hunting and Game Management
Hunter saety volunteers contributed 31,016 hours to continuethe heritage o hunting by teaching youth the knowledge andskills needed to be sae, responsible hunters.
Volunteers hosted 560 classes resulting in 13,284graduates, a 15-year high.
Roger Mitchell o Plant Citywas named hunter saetyvolunteer o the year. Rogertaught 24 hunter saetyclasses, serving as a chie instructor or 19, andcertiying 950 students.
Division o Marine Fisheries Management
Kids saltwater-fshing clinic volunteers contributed 3,979 hours.
Since 1996, more than 44,000 children and 29,000parents have participated in kids saltwater-shing clinics.This would not have beenpossible without the8,000 volunteers whoassisted with educatingyoung anglers aboutshing techniques, marinehabitats, ethical anglingand marine conservation.
Stock Enhancement Research Facility (SERF) volunteers:
Contributed 2,003 hours.
Assisted hatchery sta during thegrading, tagging and release o hatchery-reared red drum.
Assisted sta at local outreachevents such as the Florida State Fair,Marine Quest, Florida Sportsmanshing shows and outdoor shows.
Volunteer Program Highlights
This wouldnot havebeen possiblewithout the8,000 volunteerswho assistedwith educating young anglersabout fshingtechniques,marinehabitats,ethical anglingand marineconservation.