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Free hunter safety course offered in Leon County

July 06, 2015 

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator Will Burnett at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

July 06, 2015 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Palm Coast on July 11. 

Two injured in sturgeon strike in Santa Fe River

July 03, 2015 

The FWC suggests that everyone wear their life jackets, stay off the bow of the boat and go slow while underway. Any sturgeon strikes should be reported to the FWC by calling 888-404-3922.  

Trenton girl killed, family members injured

July 03, 2015 

A 5-year-old girl was killed and her mother and brother were injured by a leaping sturgeon while boating with their family on the Suwannee River.  

FWC to conduct aquatic weed control on Lake Rousseau

July 02, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be conducting aquatic weed control operations in Lake Rousseau from July 6-17, using EPA-approved herbicides.  

Gray triggerfish size limit to increase in Atlantic state waters effective July 9

July 02, 2015 

An increase of the minimum size limit of gray triggerfish in Atlantic state waters will take effect beginning July 9. 

FWC welcomes new chairman, vice chairman

July 01, 2015 

July 1, new leaders assumed their roles with the FWC. At its Sarasota meeting, the FWC elected Vice Chairman Brian Yablonski of Tallahassee to serve as chairman and Aliese “Liesa” Priddy of Immokalee to serve as vice chairman. 

Check the box; do something nice for manatees, sea turtles

July 01, 2015 

When you check the box, you are donating $5 to the funds supporting conservation of these popular Florida wildlife species. You will receive one or both of the new Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) decals featuring manatees and sea turtles, depending on how many boxes you check. They are available as of July 1. 

Bass management is evolving

July 01, 2015 

Bass anglers may wonder why the Sunshine State supports some of the best bass fishing in the world. Harvest management through fishing rules and regulations play a role, and the FWC is currently considering sweeping changes to streamline bass regulations and make them more effective. 

Join the Dove Club!

July 01, 2015 

Dove Club permits enable one adult and one youth (age 15 or younger) to hunt all scheduled dates for the dove field of their choice.  

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