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Working together through partnerships, restoring turkeys in Holmes County is huge success

March 02, 2018 

Holmes County hunters will enjoy their first full-length spring turkey season after 20 years – a result of a successful wild turkey restoration project and partnership between the FWC, National Wild Turkey Federation and local landowners.  

Help nesting sea turtles by keeping beaches dark and free of obstacles at night

March 01, 2018 

Keeping Florida’s beaches dark and uncluttered at night can help protect sea turtles that return to nest on our beaches. 

Report horseshoe crab spawning sightings with new FWC app

February 27, 2018 

These sighting reports provide important information about population distribution to the FWC. Although horseshoe crabs have existed for about 450 million years, their numbers have declined due to overfishing and loss of habitat.  

FWC Division of Law Enforcement achieves reaccreditation

February 26, 2018 

The FWC was initially accredited in 2009. This was its fourth completion of the accreditation process. 

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. 

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