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FWC, partners introduce foster children to outdoor activities

February 09, 2015 

The FWC, in partnership with the Florida Department of Children and Families, Florida Wildlife Corridor Expedition and Florida Rep. Ben Albritton, hosted a youth event for Florida’s foster children. 

Take a kid turkey hunting!

February 09, 2015 

The Youth Spring Turkey Hunt Weekend in Florida is Feb. 28 – March 1 south of State Road 70, and March 14-15 in the rest of the state.  

Conservation group recognizes FWC employee as Regional Officer of the Year

February 09, 2015 

The Naples Chapter of the Florida Coastal Conservation Association recognized Officer Marcus Reith as the Regional Officer of the Year. 

Register now for a free hunter safety course

February 09, 2015 

The FWC is offering free hunter safety courses in 12 counties in central Florida. 

Gray triggerfish closing to recreational harvest in Gulf state waters Saturday, Feb. 7

February 05, 2015 

The recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will close in Gulf state waters Saturday, Feb. 7. The season will remain closed through Dec. 31 and will apply in 2015 only.  

Commission directs staff to hold public workshops on Gulf red snapper season

February 05, 2015 

The 2015 season preferred by the Commissioners that will be discussed at workshops would start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and run through July 12, resume for all of Labor Day weekend (Sept. 5-7) and finish with Saturdays and Sundays throughout September and October, with the season ending Nov. 1. This proposed season would be 70 days. 

FWC raises awareness on lionfish issue with creation of ‘Removal’ day

February 05, 2015 

The FWC designated the first Saturday after Mother’s Day each year to be Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day. On this day, through education and outreach, the FWC will encourage extra effort from the public to remove lionfish from Florida waters.  

FWC moving forward with comprehensive approach to reducing conflicts with bears

February 04, 2015 

In response to rapidly increasing conflicts and several incidents where bears seriously injured people, the FWC is building on its long-standing, proactive approach to bear management. At its Feb. 4 meeting in Jacksonville, the FWC approved a plan to move forward with a variety of tools to manage bears and help reduce human-bear conflicts. 

FWC drawdown of Hickory Mound Impoundment to improve habitat

February 04, 2015 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists are planning a drawdown – lowering the water level – of the Hickory Mound Impoundment this week. 

FWC increases hunting opportunities, from new WMA to expanded turkey-hunting hours

February 04, 2015 

The FWC, at its meeting Feb. 4 in Jacksonville, increased hunting opportunities, beginning with the next hunting season (2015-2016). 

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