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Hunter safety courses offered in Broward, Hendry, Monroe, Palm Beach counties

February 24, 2016 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

FWC hosts sediment workshop in Citra

February 23, 2016 

Sediment and tussock management and the impacts on water quality will be explained. 

Snook reopens in Gulf state waters March 1

February 23, 2016 

The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish ̶ snook ̶ reopens on March 1 in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. The season will remain open through April 30. 

Partners expand access to the outdoors by donating Trackchairs to the FWC

February 19, 2016 

Anglers, hunters and other outdoor recreation enthusiasts with impairments will have greater access to the outdoors, thanks to a group of partners who have pledged to donate Action Trackchairs to the FWC. The Trackchairs, which are off-road wheelchairs that allow users to navigate unpaved surfaces such as hiking trails, shooting ranges, lakes and beaches, will be made available through the FWC’s Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network. 

FWC featured in winter 2016 Guy Harvey Magazine

February 19, 2016 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Special Edition of Guy Harvey Magazine is hitting the stands soon. The winter 2016 publication focuses on all things Florida fishing and the agency’s efforts. 

Public meeting set on managing aquatic plant life in Tallahassee area lakes

February 19, 2016 

The FWC will hold a public meeting on Feb. 23, to discuss the management of aquatic plants in five Tallahassee area lakes (Jackson, Carr, Iamonia, Miccosukee and Munson). The meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 170 at the Carr Building, 3800 Commonwealth Blvd., Tallahassee.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

February 18, 2016 

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 Crystal River on Feb. 27. 

Statewide student archery tournament Feb. 27 in Bartow

February 18, 2016 

The ninth annual tournament will be conducted in two formats: a live tournament that will take place at Bartow’s Carver Recreation Center, 520 Idlewood Ave. S., and a virtual tournament for schools whose students cannot travel. 

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Orlando’s Lake Lawne

February 18, 2016 

The FWC’s Invasive Plant Management Section will treat the entire lake for the purpose of managing hydrilla. 

Help plan the future of Tenoroc Fish Management Area

February 17, 2016 

A 10-year plan for the Tenoroc Fish Management Area will be presented at a Thursday, Feb. 25, public hearing in Polk County. People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Johnny and Freda Brooks Eloise Resource Center. 

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