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Gopher tortoises more active in spring, just in time for Florida Gopher Tortoise Day

April 04, 2018 

Anyone, or any group like a neighborhood association, can celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day and help conserve the tortoise. Go to GopherTortoiseDayFL.com for information and activities for April 10 and all year long. 

Orange Lake management activities update presentation held April 17

April 04, 2018 

The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Grand Lake RV & Golf Resort, 18545 N.W. 45th Avenue Road in Citra.  

Contracted nuisance alligator trapper sought for Pinellas County

April 04, 2018 

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.”  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

April 03, 2018 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. 

Get involved! Be an FWC volunteer!

April 03, 2018 

The FWC is celebrating its volunteers who help conserve fish, wildlife and habitats, and help improve public access and skills related to outdoor experiences such as hunting, fishing, boating and wildlife viewing. 

Hunter safety courses offered in five counties in April

April 02, 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 Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Bowhunting course offered in Palm Beach County

April 02, 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. 

Come back to Hickory Mound Impoundment on Big Bend WMA, reopening April 4

April 02, 2018 

This area in Taylor County has been closed for construction since Jan. 2 to address damages done to the Hickory Mound Impoundment during Hurricane Hermine in September 2016. 

Go hog wild this spring and summer!

April 02, 2018 

This spring and summer, there will be numerous hog hunts (mostly on weekends) on several WMAs. 

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.  

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