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Help keep nesting waterbirds safe: Give them space

April 13, 2017 

People can help keep nesting waterbirds safe by keeping their distance from them and Critical Wildlife Areas. 

16.75-pound bass takes lead for TrophyCatch Season 5

April 13, 2017 

The FWC TrophyCatch program announces its new Season 5 heaviest catch leader – Dominic Montalto with a 16-pound, 12-ounce largemouth bass caught in a private pond in Estero. 

FWC provides tips for living with alligators

April 12, 2017 

During spring when temperatures rise, alligators become more active. Although alligator incidents are rare, the FWC recommends taking precautions when having fun in and around the water.  

FWC, partners relocating Florida scrub-jays to increase populations

April 12, 2017 

The goal is to relocate – or “translocate” – birds from a stable population in the Ocala National Forest to areas of restored scrub habitat not yet discovered by Florida scrub-jays.  

FWC to meet April 19-20 near Tallahassee

April 11, 2017 

The FWC will meet April 19-20 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana. The Institute is west of Midway on U.S. 90. Both sessions are open to the public and begin at 8:30 a.m. 

Be bat aware: Maternity season starts April 16

April 11, 2017 

Florida’s four-month bat maternity season starts April 16 and lasts through Aug. 14. The FWC reminds the public they cannot do exclusions to remove bats from buildings during this time when bats are giving birth and raising their young.  

FWC to host Lake Okeechobee habitat and fisheries management meeting

April 07, 2017 

FWC habitat, fisheries and wildlife biologists will provide an overview of their management programs on Lake Okeechobee, and will answer questions following the presentations.  

Discover the wild side of the woods

April 05, 2017 

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the woods with a guide, your golden opportunity is Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the annual “Welcome to the Woods” event at Seminole Forest WMA in Lake County. 

Eagle and Lang lakes to close temporarily April 14

April 05, 2017 

Eagle Lake and Lang Lake Fish Management Areas at PotashCorp-White Springs will be temporarily closed April 14 because of low water levels.  

Hunter safety courses offered in Escambia County

April 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. 

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