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Mutton snapper workshops scheduled for February

January 19, 2016 

Attend one of the upcoming mutton snapper workshop hosted in February by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  

FWC conserves painted, indigo buntings, focuses on illegal trapping

January 19, 2016 

Painted and indigo buntings breed in northern Florida, spend the winter primarily in southern Florida and can be found throughout much of the state during spring and fall migration. Poachers illegally trap these beautiful birds to sell them, often to unsuspecting members of the public. 

Roads in Box-R WMA reopened

January 14, 2016 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has reopened the roads that were closed within Box-R Wildlife Management Area (WMA). 

FWC announces Jan. 20 deadline for comment on plan conserving 57 imperiled species

January 13, 2016 

The deadline for public comment on the plan is Wednesday, Jan. 20. People can go online to read the plan at MyFWC.com/Imperiled and offer feedback by email, using Imperiled@myfwc.com.  

Join the fun at 2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Awareness Festival

January 12, 2016 

The free, family-friendly 2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Awareness Festival happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 16, at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami. 

That coon dog’ll hunt

January 06, 2016 

If you’re looking for a new and exciting huntin’ opportunity, get ahold of a good coon dog, grab your .22, a flashlight and a pair of hip waders and take to the swamps! 

St. Johns River blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 16

January 06, 2016 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in all waters of the St. Johns River system must be removed from the water before Jan. 16, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. This closure will give groups authorized by the FWC the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water. 

The trophies are coming.

January 06, 2016 

By going to TrophyCatchFlorida.com anglers can register, submit fish, and examine other catches from around the state. Just registering makes you eligible to win a $40,000 boat package. Ed Prather was the lucky winner of the third Phoenix Bass Boat given away by TrophyCatch.  

Take a bowhunter education course in February in Columbia County

January 05, 2016 

Florida bowhunters will have an opportunity to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. until noon in Columbia County. 

Hunter safety course offered in February for Taylor County

January 05, 2016 

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 Lake City at 386-758-0525.  

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