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Join the photo contest celebrating 75 years of Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas!

February 15, 2017 

The FWC launches its 75 Years Wild photo contest encouraging people to explore the natural beauty of Florida’s Wildlife Management Area system.  

Record number of students to compete in statewide archery tournament Feb. 25 in Bartow

February 15, 2017 

The National Archery in the Schools Program is a cooperative effort between the FWC and the Florida Department of Education that teaches international style target archery in fourth-12th grade physical education classes.  

FWC plans prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee

February 15, 2017 

The FWC is planning a prescribed burn on 2,500 acres of Lake Okeechobee, between the Kissimmee River and Buckhead Ridge Canal, to improve fish and wildlife habitat. The prescribed burn is scheduled for Feb. 16, weather permitting.  

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

February 14, 2017 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Fort Island Trail State Park, 12073 W. Fort Island Trail. 

FWC installs new artificial fish attractors on Lake Toho

February 14, 2017 

The new artificial fish attractors, made of synthetic brush, are expected to be more effective and durable than the oak trees used as attractors in previous years.  

Catch a Florida Memory with 11-year-old Tristan

February 13, 2017 

Last fall, Tristan submitted photos of himself with 10 of the species on the list, allowing him to join the first tier of the Saltwater Fish Life List Club rewards program.  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Toho

February 13, 2017 

From Feb. 13-24, the FWC will treat 2,300 acres of Lake Toho, following a plan created with input from stakeholders during a public meeting on Sept. 13, 2016.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

February 13, 2017 

Approximately 25 acres of invasive water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout for Lake Rousseau during the week of Feb. 13, weather permitting. 

2017 bay scallop season in Dixie/Taylor counties set

February 09, 2017 

The 2017 bay scallop season for Dixie County and parts of Taylor County will be open from June 16 through Sept. 10.  

FWC approves spiny lobster commercial bully net fishery changes

February 08, 2017 

The FWC has received input from stakeholders about the increasing participation in the commercial bully net lobster fishery, and these changes will help address some of those concerns. 

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