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Hey, kids! Let’s go fishing!

September 15, 2015 

The annual Lake Eaton Kids’ Fishing Derby at the FWC's Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp will be Saturday, Oct. 3, from 9 a.m. until noon for children ages 6-12. Everything the kids need to fish, including cane poles, bait and instruction, will be provided by the FWC and its partners.  

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Leon County

September 10, 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 hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Gadsden County

September 10, 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

September 09, 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 Sarasota on Sept. 19. 

FWC land manager receives award from Cabinet

September 04, 2015 

Jean McCollom, a land manager for the FWC's Okaloacoochee Slough Wildlife Management Area, received the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Jim Stevenson Resource Manager of the Year award at a Sept. 1 Florida Cabinet meeting in St. Augustine 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic on St. George Island

September 04, 2015 

Participants will not only take home a lifelong hobby, they will leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment. They will learn the basics of environmental stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills, safety and the vulnerability of Florida’s marine ecosystems in a fun, laid-back atmosphere. 

FWC approves barracuda conservation measures for South Florida

September 04, 2015 

Stakeholders in southeast Florida and the Florida Keys have voiced concerns about declining barracuda numbers observed when fishing and diving. FWC staff gathered public input from concerned stakeholders at workshops conducted earlier this year. The FWC is responding to these concerns by creating bag limits to prevent further declines and conserve barracuda in the region.  

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in St. Lucie County

September 04, 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 the FWC’s South Region Office at 561-625-5122. 

‘Pitch It’ to save fish and wildlife

September 04, 2015 

The FWC is taking a leadership role by working with the American Sportfishing Association’s “Pitch It” campaign. This voluntary program encourages anglers across the country to dispose of their soft plastic lures properly as concerns about these lures accumulating in public waters are increasing.  

FWC to conduct aquatic weed control on Lake Rousseau

September 04, 2015 

The FWC will be conducting aquatic weed control operations in Lake Rousseau using EPA approved herbicides from Sept. 8-17. There will be no restrictions on recreational activities, such as fishing or swimming, during the treatment period. 

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