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Northern African pythons targeted for removal

January 26, 2015 

This winter, the FWC and partners are continuing increased efforts to locate and remove invasive, nonnative Northern African pythons in south Florida to take advantage of the weather and the snake’s limited distribution. 

FWC to hold public hearings on proposed manatee zones for western Pinellas

January 26, 2015 

The FWC will hold two public hearings Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. to gather additional public comment.  

Public meeting set on managing aquatic plant life in Lake Jackson

January 23, 2015 

The meeting will be Tuesday, Feb. 3, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Lake Jackson Community Center, 3840 N. Monroe St., Tallahassee. 

Hall of Fame bass caps three days of fishing on Rodman Reservoir

January 23, 2015 

Dewight “Richie” Whitmore, 27, from Ringgold, Georgia, caught, documented and released a 14-pound, 1-ounce Florida largemouth bass at Rodman Reservoir on Martin Luther King Day. Whitmore, fishing with Georgia friend Josh Broome and Florida fishing guide Sean Rush, was using live shiners when they laid into the behemoth around 8:30 in the morning. 

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for southern Lake Co.

January 22, 2015 

Applications must be received by Jan. 30. 

Help plan the future of Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area

January 20, 2015 

Public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Monroe County. 

Sign up to participate in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey today

January 20, 2015 

Sign up today to participate in the Gulf Reef Fish Survey. The easy, no-cost process will help the FWC paint a clearer picture of how many people are targeting Gulf reef fish, like red snapper and gag grouper, and what anglers are seeing on the water. 

February hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered

January 15, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in Baker, Bradford, Clay, Columbia, Duval and Nassau counties in February.  

FWC to score antlers in Archer

January 14, 2015 

People can bring their bucks to the Midwest Feed and Farm, 13046 SW State Road 45 in Archer. Scoring begins at noon. 

Information sought regarding suspicious pelican deaths

January 14, 2015 

The FWC is seeking information regarding the injuries and deaths of approximately six pelicans in the Florida Keys. 

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