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Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Kissimmee

January 29, 2016 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for hydrilla the first week of February. 

Join free fun at Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

January 28, 2016 

Join friends and neighbors for free birding tours, live entertainment, exhibitors and much more at the fourth annual Birdapalooza, a celebration of the rich diversity of birds and wildlife on the shores of Lake Apopka, one of Florida’s largest lakes. 

Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

January 27, 2016 

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. 

Community meeting in Indian Harbour Beach on coyotes set for Feb. 11

January 26, 2016 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) met with officials from the city of Indian Harbour Beach and Satellite Beach to discuss partnering on an upcoming public meeting on coyotes. At that meeting, biologists will give a presentation and will be available to address questions and concerns from residents regarding coyotes. 

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

January 25, 2016 

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 Feb. 20 in St. Augustine. 

2016 Python Challenge™ photo contest kicks off today

January 22, 2016 

The contest allows people from all over the world to take part in this awareness effort on the negative impacts of nonnative species. 

Cedar Key: important ‘rest area’ for wintering birds

January 21, 2016 

Human “snow birds” aren’t the only birds visiting Cedar Key during the colder winter months. 

Hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in January for Jefferson County

January 20, 2016 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Jefferson County in January.  

Report Florida Keys reptiles, amphibians to FWC

January 19, 2016 

Biologists from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) need your help evaluating the status of reptiles and amphibians via online submissions. 

Mutton snapper workshops scheduled for February

January 19, 2016 

Attend one of the upcoming mutton snapper workshop hosted in February by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  

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The main subspecies of wild turkey found in Florida is the Osceola wild turkey, named for the famous Seminole leader.

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