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Time’s almost up to qualify for an extra spiny lobster via the Lionfish Challenge

July 12, 2016 

Fifty lionfish: That is all it takes to qualify for the Lionfish Challenge. And if you get your 50 now, you will receive a commemorative coin marking your membership and allowing you to take one extra spiny lobster per day during the two-day sport season July 27-28.  

FWC July 19 workshop in Citrus County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

July 12, 2016 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species. In addition, the FWC will discuss financial incentives available for local governments.  

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

July 11, 2016 

The FWC is holding public workshops to share information about and solicit comments on the proposal to designate new Critical Wildlife Areas and modify five existing CWAs throughout the state.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Panama City Beach!

July 08, 2016 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. Andrews State Park, 4607 State Park Lane, Panama City Beach. 

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in July

July 08, 2016 

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 Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

July 07, 2016 

The workshop for Nassau Sound Bird Islands will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 14 at the Peck Center Auditorium in Fernandina Beach.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

July 07, 2016 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon July 16 at Bings Landing County Park, 5862 N. Oceanshore Blvd., Palm Coast. 

Become a member of the Dove Club!

July 06, 2016 

The FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program in order to offer hunters the chance to experience exceptional dove hunting on the state’s best public dove fields. 

FWC workshop July 12 in Walton County gives local governments ways to conserve gopher tortoises

July 06, 2016 

The goal of these workshops is to identify ways cities and counties can participate in protecting one of Florida’s threatened species.  

2016 Gulf recreational red snapper state season closes July 11

July 05, 2016 

he 2016 recreational red snapper season in Gulf of Mexico state waters closes July 11, with the last day of harvest being July 10. The season will reopen Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in September and October, and on Labor Day.  

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