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Time to register for the 2016 Python Challenge™

September 30, 2015 

Starting Thursday, Oct. 1, you can register for the Python Removal competition online at PythonChallenge.Org. If you are one of the first 200 people to sign up, you will receive a free 2016 Python Challenge™ T-shirt. 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Petersburg!

September 25, 2015 

Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Petersburg on Oct. 10. 

Free hunter safety courses offered in Santa Rosa County

September 24, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering several free hunter safety courses in Santa Rosa County. 

Record shoal bass caught in Chipola River

September 24, 2015 

Stewart Mayeaux, 41, of Marianna, enjoyed the thrill of seeing a 4-pound, 14-ounce shoal bass hit his lure on Sept. 19 and knowing he had a possible state record. Mayeaux, who moved from Louisiana five years ago, had read on the MyFWC.com website about several shoal bass records having been caught recently. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in northwest Florida

September 24, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering several free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in northwest Florida. 

Free bowhunting education course offered in Palm Beach County

September 23, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free bowhunting education course in Palm Beach County on Oct. 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Gator Guns and Archery Center, 2154 Zip Code Place, #7, West Palm Beach. 

Free hunter safety courses offered in Palm Beach County

September 23, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in Palm Beach County. 

Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25

September 22, 2015 

The 2015 recreational season for bay scallops will close Friday, Sept. 25. The final day of harvesting is Thursday, Sept. 24. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 3 in Fort Walton Beach

September 18, 2015 

This free event is open to the public and will be held in front of Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Surrendered animals will be accepted between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. These animals will be checked by a veterinarian and made available for adoption by experienced individuals who are capable of caring for them. 

Attention boaters: public waterways remain open

September 17, 2015 

Accurate and up-to-date information from the FWC is posted on MyFWC.com and on the agency's social media sites, and is sent to subscribers via GovDelivery emails.  

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FWC Facts:
The scientific genus name of tarpon is Megalops - from the Greek adjective megalo meaning “large,” and the noun opsi, meaning “face.”

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