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FWC conducts Lake Istokpoga plant treatment

October 16, 2017 

The FWC plans to conduct aquatic plant treatments via helicopter on Lake Istokpoga on Tuesday, Oct. 17. The treatment areas will include shallow water marshes on Bumblebee Island and Big Island.  

Reminder: Goliath grouper in-person workshops scheduled in your area

October 13, 2017 

The FWC is hosting several public workshops in your area to gather public input on the management of goliath grouper, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 14 in Fort Walton Beach

October 09, 2017 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.  

Additional hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in October

October 09, 2017 

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 Lake City at 386-758-0525. 

Bowhunting course offered in Palm Beach County

October 06, 2017 

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. 

Take a trip back in time this hunting season

October 06, 2017 

Small game hunting provides a great opportunity for seasoned hunters to recruit new conservationists by passing on our hunting heritage to youth or adults new to hunting. 

Cancelled: Oct. 7 Crystal River Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic

October 05, 2017 

Due to the impending impact of Tropical Storm Nate to the Florida Gulf coast this weekend, the Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7 in Crystal River has been cancelled.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in October

October 05, 2017 

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 Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Goliath grouper in-person workshops scheduled for October; online workshops also available

October 05, 2017 

. The FWC is seeking input on goliath grouper management, including the possibility of a limited harvest in Florida state waters.  

Share your bay scallop input with the FWC; workshops scheduled for October

October 05, 2017 

The goal of these workshops is to gather input on the bay scallop fishery, including whether this year’s staggered season was more enjoyable and whether it had any economic impact on the coastal communities that depend upon this fishery.  

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