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Be bat aware: Maternity season starts April 16

April 11, 2017 

Florida’s four-month bat maternity season starts April 16 and lasts through Aug. 14. The FWC reminds the public they cannot do exclusions to remove bats from buildings during this time when bats are giving birth and raising their young.  

FWC to host Lake Okeechobee habitat and fisheries management meeting

April 07, 2017 

FWC habitat, fisheries and wildlife biologists will provide an overview of their management programs on Lake Okeechobee, and will answer questions following the presentations.  

Discover the wild side of the woods

April 05, 2017 

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the woods with a guide, your golden opportunity is Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the annual “Welcome to the Woods” event at Seminole Forest WMA in Lake County. 

Eagle and Lang lakes to close temporarily April 14

April 05, 2017 

Eagle Lake and Lang Lake Fish Management Areas at PotashCorp-White Springs will be temporarily closed April 14 because of low water levels.  

Hunter safety courses offered in Escambia County

April 05, 2017 

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 Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

FWC to conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

April 04, 2017 

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

Florida Gopher Tortoise Day is all about community awareness!

April 03, 2017 

Florida Gopher Tortoise Day is being celebrated on April 10, with the FWC encouraging communities, organizations and individuals to help conserve this threatened species. 

Sturgeon returning to the Suwannee River

April 03, 2017 

Going slow is recommended to reduce the risk of impact and to have more reaction time if a jumping sturgeon is encountered. Boaters are always encouraged to wear their life jackets at all times while on the water. 

Florida’s WMA system turns 75; nearly 6 million acres strong

April 03, 2017 

WMAs are managed for conservation and recreation, and offer diverse and exciting public hunting opportunities.  

Explore Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area by kayak with the FWC

March 31, 2017 

The event will be the weekend of April 14-15, and will be limited to the first 20 people who register.  

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