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Shikar-Safari honors 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year

April 20, 2017 

The Shikar-Safari Club International named Officer Jason Hutchinson its 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year during the FWC's meeting near Tallahassee. 

FWC discusses creating additional fishing opportunities for gag grouper in Gulf 4-county region

April 20, 2017 

At its April meeting, the FWC discussed the future management of Gulf of Mexico gag grouper and approved a draft proposal to extend the recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties.  

FWC approves 78-day recreational red snapper 2017 season in Gulf waters

April 20, 2017 

At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the FWC set the 2017 Gulf state waters recreational red snapper season. 

FWC updates management efforts as number of nesting eagles continues to increase

April 20, 2017 

With a healthy eagle population, the FWC is updating management efforts and conservation actions. 

FWC approves changes to Collier County manatee zones

April 20, 2017 

The FWC at its April meeting approved a rule implementing changes to Collier County manatee protection zones that balances manatee protection with the needs of boaters. 

Gulf greater amberjack state waters to close April 22

April 20, 2017 

At its April 20 meeting in Tallahassee, the FWC approved closing Gulf state waters to recreational harvest of greater amberjack for the remainder of 2017, starting April 22.  

Lionfish and king mackerel among marine topics discussed by FWC

April 20, 2017 

At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the FWC discussed exciting new lionfish removal incentive opportunities and also approved management changes to the king mackerel fishery. 

Warren Bayou in Bay County soon to be open year-round

April 19, 2017 

The FWC has approved a measure that will allow fishing year-round in Warren Bayou, its tributaries, and within 100 yards of the mouth of the bayou.  

Statement regarding bear management

April 19, 2017 

As shown by today’s staff presentation on population, habitat, human-bear conflict and outreach, we have a long-standing, proactive approach to bear management and will continue to build on that existing foundation. 

Hunter safety courses offered in 3 counties

April 18, 2017 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

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