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Learn about Harris Chain of Lakes fisheries management at open house

March 05, 2015 

FWC research and management biologists will present displays on fish sampling and fisheries management, in addition to having a fully equipped electrofishing boat on hand, a display tank with live trophy bass, fish attractors and much more.  

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Monroe County

March 05, 2015 

The course will be held at Kiffney’s Firearms & Indoor Range, Mile Marker 106, Key Largo on March 15 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

FWC opens boardwalk at Half Moon WMA, increases outdoor opportunities

March 04, 2015 

The elevated boardwalk takes visitors deep into the scenic floodplain swamp running along the route of a historic logging trail and spans Mill Creek, a tributary of the Withlacoochee River.  

TrophyCatch Hall of Fame catches abound

March 04, 2015 

Since New Year’s Day, seven anglers have submitted bass heavier than 13 pounds to the FWC's TrophyCatch program, all of which were released alive. 

Do not disturb Florida’s nesting sea turtles

March 03, 2015 

“People can help save threatened and endangered sea turtles by giving them enough space and privacy to safely and successfully lay their eggs. It’s as simple as keeping your distance and avoiding shining lights or taking flash photos of the nesting sea turtles. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Gadsden County

March 03, 2015 

The course takes place at Talon Shooting Range, 550 Commerce Blvd., Midway. Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for March 7 in Miami

March 02, 2015 

The public is invited to surrender any exotic animals they have been keeping as pets – no penalties and no questions asked. 

Two more barracuda workshops scheduled this week

March 02, 2015 

At the workshops, staff will gather public input on potential regulation changes such as commercial and recreational bag limits, size limits, gear restrictions, region-specific regulations or other related management options for barracuda.  

Contractors sought to help address human-bear conflicts in Highlands and Lee counties

March 02, 2015 

FWC biologists will provide training for the bear response contractor, who will assist in trapping, community outreach, retrieval of carcasses resulting from vehicle collisions and other tasks. 

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