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'Tis the season for gifts to support Florida wildlife

November 25, 2014 

All year long, residents and visitors to Florida can step outside and find places to watch and photograph wildlife as they hike beaches and trails, steer a boat along rivers and coastlines, fish clear waters, or hunt game in one of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) wildlife management areas.  

Public workshops seek input on managing bears in Big Bend

November 24, 2014 

In Homosassa, Dec. 2; Dade City, Dec. 3; Chiefland, Dec. 4. 

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

November 24, 2014 

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2015, reopening to harvest March 1, 2015. Snook can continue to be caught and released during the closed season.  

FWC sponsors online anchoring survey working with partners

November 24, 2014 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sponsoring an online public survey as part of its continued partnerships with local governments and boaters. The survey, which is accessible at MyFWC.com, discusses anchoring issues in state waters within local jurisdictions and potential ways to resolve conflicts. 

FWC looks to expand deer management units, new antler measures to the rest of Florida

November 21, 2014 

The purpose of the proposal is to manage deer on a more local scale. 

FWC looks to increase hunting opportunity, from a new WMA to expanded turkey-hunting hours

November 21, 2014 

If passed, the opportunities would be available beginning with the 2015-16 season. 

FWC seeks input on proposed manatee zones for western Pinellas

November 20, 2014 

FWC staff will seek further public input on proposed zones. 

Red grouper conservation measures approved

November 20, 2014 

Bag limit lowered from 4 to 2, effective Jan. 1. 

Give thanks for Florida’s great outdoors, those who protect it this holiday season

November 19, 2014 

Chances are we’ll see some of them out working while others are recreating. 

Next lionfish-control step prevents lionfish breeding, effective Nov. 26

November 18, 2014 

Lionfish are an invasive species that have a negative impact on native fish and habitat. 

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