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Let the Lionfish Challenge begin; may the odds be ever in your favor

June 10, 2016 

Since the kick-off on May 14, 29 divers have entered 4,338 lionfish in the statewide Lionfish Challenge, which rewards those who remove 50 or more lionfish from waters across the state.  

New state record shoal bass caught in Florida

June 10, 2016 

Jimmy Ray Tice from Cottondale caught a 5.2-pound shoal bass on the Apalachicola River in Gadsden County at 6:45 a.m. on May 27, 2016. He beat the previous certified state record by more than 5 ounces. 

FWC to Consider Staff Recommendation for Florida Bear Hunt, Four Options on How to Move Forward

June 10, 2016 

Invites public to provide input on options using FWC’s Website 

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