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Spring turkey season provides opportunities to enjoy a special Florida resource

February 23, 2018 

Florida’s spring turkey season opens Saturday, March 3, on private lands south of State Road 70, making it one of the first spring turkey hunting opportunities in the country. 

Gulf gray triggerfish opens March 1 with new bag and size limits

February 21, 2018 

The daily bag limit will be one fish per person (previously two fish per person) and the minimum size limit will be 15 inches fork length (previously 14 inches fork length).  

Report fish and wildlife sightings with FWC’s new app

February 19, 2018 

From fish kills to exotic species, to trapped or injured wildlife, FWC Reporter connects citizens to FWC experts directly from their Apple or Android devices.  

FWC removes floating plants in Lake Josephine

February 19, 2018 

This project is scheduled to begin Monday, Feb. 19, and will take about a month to complete. It will restore critical habitat for many fish and wildlife species.  

New FWC rule prohibits feeding of wild monkeys

February 14, 2018 

The health and safety of the public is the Commission’s number one priority. Feeding wild monkeys creates an elevated risk to human health because it brings them into closer contact with people. 

Help plan the future of Watermelon Pond Wildlife and Environmental Area

February 14, 2018 

FWC staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed WEA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions. 

FWC hosts iguana technical assistance workshops in Keys

February 12, 2018 

Workshop participants will learn how to discourage iguanas from their property, and about legal removal options and regulations pertaining to the species.  

Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties

February 12, 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. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Crystal River promises day of learning, fun

February 12, 2018 

These free clinics enable young people to learn the basics of conservation stewardship, fishing ethics, angling skills and safety.  

Marsh Park boat ramp temporarily closed

February 08, 2018 

The Marsh Park boat ramp in Lake County will be temporarily closed Feb. 8 to March 30, to allow for the removal of 10.1 acres of floating vegetation and mud tussock from the south end of Lake Yale.  

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