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FWC provides tips for living with alligators

March 26, 2018 

Because alligators control their body temperature by basking in the sun, they may be easily observed. However, the FWC urges people to keep their distance if they see one. And never feed alligators because it is dangerous and illegal.  

FWC celebrates 25th anniversary of the Tenoroc Youth Fishing Derby

March 26, 2018 

The FWC invites you to a free youth freshwater fishing derby at Tenoroc Public Use Area and Youth Conservation Center in Lakeland on April 7, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Pre-registration is required for the derby.  

FWC plans to improve navigation on Lake Harris

March 26, 2018 

The FWC plans to treat hydrilla on portions of Lake Harris during the week of March 26-30, weather permitting.  

Suncoast Youth Conservation Center summer day camp registration now open

March 23, 2018 

. The Center’s weeklong camps in Apollo Beach are a fun way for kids who have completed grades 3-8 to learn about saltwater fishing, kayaking and marine science.  

Help plan the future of Indian River County Public Shooting Range

March 22, 2018 

People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Indian River County Administration Complex Commission Chambers, Building A, 1801 27th Street, Vero Beach. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Weeki Wachee promises day of learning, fun

March 22, 2018 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 7, at Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd., Spring Hill. 

Permit spawning season closure inside the Special Permit Zone starts April 1

March 22, 2018 

This closure includes all state and federal waters south of Cape Sable on the Gulf coast, and south of Cape Florida on the Atlantic coast including all of the Florida Keys and Biscayne Bay.  

Spiny lobster season closes April 1

March 21, 2018 

The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1, and will reopen Aug. 6.  

Hunter safety courses offered in 5 counties

March 20, 2018 

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. 

4 Florida counties open April 1 to gag grouper recreational harvest

March 20, 2018 

State waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will open to recreational harvest of gag grouper starting April 1. This regional season will remain open through June 30.  

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FWC Facts:
The wild pig, also called the wild hog, wild boar or feral pig, is not a Florida native and may have been introduced by Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as 1539.

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