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T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area temporarily closed

June 08, 2016 

Due to construction projects on area dikes and related improvements to the area, the FWC has temporarily closed the T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area. 

Bay scallop workshop scheduled June 13

June 06, 2016 

A workshop to gather public input on this summer’s bay scallop season in St. Joseph Bay is scheduled for June 13 in Port St. Joe. The FWC will provide survey updates and gather feedback about potential management options.  

FWC concludes bear management webinars

June 03, 2016 

On June 2, The FWC completed the last of three webinars held to answer the public's questions and gather input on the agency's comprehensive bear management program.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

June 02, 2016 

The FWC and Pensacola Recreational Fisherman’s Association will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon on June 11 at Fort Clinch State Park. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

June 01, 2016 

Aquatic plant control operations are scheduled for Lake Rousseau during the week of June 6, weather permitting. About 100 acres of invasive hydrilla will be treated in boat trails on this lake bordering Citrus and Levy counties.  

Summer’s the best time to take hunter safety course

June 01, 2016 

You can register for a hunter safety class by going to MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by contacting your nearest FWC regional office.  

Fishing time for kids

June 01, 2016 

Make sure the young people you know have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and are not doomed to a life of idle make-believe. Sign them up for an outdoor camp today. 

Florida panther released back into the wild at Big Cypress National Preserve

May 27, 2016 

USFWS, FWC and National Park Service staff successfully released a 2-year-old Florida panther back into the wild at its new home in Big Cypress National Preserve.  

Anglers, be aware – tagged cobia in Florida waters

May 27, 2016 

Scientists with the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute are tagging cobia in order to track movement of the fish to learn more about the migration of the Gulf and Atlantic stocks. 

Audubon and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission ask boaters and beachgoers statewide to help coastal birds this Memorial Day Weekend

May 25, 2016 

This Memorial Day Weekend, the FWC and Audubon are reminding Floridians to share our beaches and islands with rare and declining species of waterbirds that are currently nesting statewide.  

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