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Get ready for lobster seasons

July 21, 2010 

Recreational and commercial harvest seasons for spiny lobster in Florida reopen soon. The special two-day spiny lobster sport season comes first, July 28-29 this year, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, Aug. 6 - March 31.  

Gulf red snapper sport season closes July 24

July 21, 2010 

The closure was established to limit the harvest of red snapper in the Gulf and help rebuild overfished stocks so anglers can enjoy better red snapper fishing in the future.  

FWC to close portion of Big Cypress National Preserve to deer hunting

July 20, 2010 

The order will be effective prior to the archery season and will remain in place for one year.  

Quota permits not being mailed anymore

July 19, 2010 

Beginning this year, quota permits for general gun, archery, muzzleloading gun, family, youth, airboat and track will not be mailed out to successful applicants as they have been in the past.  

FWC searches for missing fisherman

July 16, 2010 

FWC law enforcement officers are searching for a missing fisherman in Apalachicola Bay off Franklin County. 

FWC officers recover stolen boat, revolver

July 16, 2010 

The boat was reported stolen in June from New Smyrna Beach.  

Deer hunters will need new permit this season

July 16, 2010 

The new permit costs $5 and is available now for purchase.  

Buy a decal to support manatee, sea turtle programs

July 15, 2010 

The 2010 decals are now available at your local tax collector's office.  

Alligator bites man; man cited

July 15, 2010 

The alligator's surprise was nothing compared to the man's when the reptile whipped around and bit him on the leg and then ran into some bushes.  

FWC offers hunter safety course in Jefferson County

July 12, 2010 

The course will be at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, 9194 S. Jefferson Highway in Monticello. 

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