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Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

January 25, 2017 

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.  

Free hands-on marine activities at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center’s open house

January 24, 2017 

Those attending the free event will have the opportunity to learn how to cast a fishing rod, discover the campus through a scavenger hunt, and experience the Center’s exhibits. 

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island

January 23, 2017 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island. 

FWC holding public meeting on proposed changes to Collier County manatee zones

January 23, 2017 

The meeting will be on Jan. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m., in the Collier County Board of County Commissioners chambers, third floor, 3299 Tamiami Trail E., Naples.  

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for southern Lake County

January 23, 2017 

To learn more about becoming a contracted nuisance alligator trapper and to apply online, visit MyFWC.com/Alligator and click on “Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program.”  

Irula tribesmen and detector dogs help UF/IFAS and FWC remove pythons in Florida

January 23, 2017 

The FWC and UF/IFAS continue to work with other partners on additional projects aimed at removing pythons and other nonnative species in Florida.  

Hickory Mound Impoundment area remains closed

January 19, 2017 

The Hickory Mound Impoundment area on the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area’s Hickory Mound Unit remains closed to public vehicle access because of damages caused by Hurricane Hermine in September 2016. 

Imperiled Species Management Plan rule changes are in effect

January 18, 2017 

The plan outlines the steps to conserve 57 species along with the broader vision of restoring habitats essential to the long-term survival of multiple fish and wildlife species. 

Bowhunting course offered in Miami-Dade County

January 18, 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. 

FWC hosts WMA anniversary event at Babcock-Webb

January 17, 2017 

The FWC will host a free public event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Fred C. Babcock/Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area, 29200 Tuckers Grade, Punta Gorda. 

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