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Take someone hunting, fishing or target shooting and enter a chance to win NASCAR or Ultimate Outdoor Experience

July 12, 2017 

By pledging to introduce someone to the outdoors between now and NHF Day on Saturday, Sept. 23, participants will be eligible to win either a Richard Childress Racing VIP package or the Ultimate Outdoor Experience. 

Cal Cooksey receives Youth Hunting Program’s Landowner of the Year award

July 11, 2017 

At its July meeting in Orlando, the FWC presented Cal Cooksey of Sawdust with the Landowner of the Year award for his generous support of the FWC’s Youth Hunting Program of Florida.  

FWC names Raymond Mowen Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year

July 11, 2017 

The award recognizes a volunteer who significantly advances the cause of safe hunting through extraordinary service in training and education. 

FWRI director receives Capt. Phil Chapman Conservation Award

July 11, 2017 

The award is presented to those who display a passionate commitment to the conservation of Florida’s marine fisheries. 

Fishing association honors 2 FWC officers

July 11, 2017 

Capt. Pat Kelly, Florida Guides Association president, presented FWC officers Peter “Sean” Gaudion and Michael Bibeau with the “Trained Eyes Coastwatchers” Officer of the Year award. 

Gag grouper fall season approved in Gulf 4-county region

July 11, 2017 

The FWC approved lengthening the Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties by opening the season Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.  

FWC approves Gulf gray triggerfish limited fall season, conservation measures

July 11, 2017 

The FWC approved several management changes for gray triggerfish caught in Gulf of Mexico state waters including a limited fall season and several conservation measures.  

FWC discusses sheepshead, tripletail and cobia management

July 10, 2017 

The Commission did not take action on draft changes to sheepshead and tripletail in order to give staff time to gather more input from commercial and recreational stakeholders on potential changes.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

July 07, 2017 

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

Free Women’s and Adult Saltwater Fishing Clinics coming up in Panama City Beach!

July 07, 2017 

Participants will take home a lifelong hobby and leave with a new appreciation for the marine environment.  

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