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Support conservation while having fun this National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrating #WhoTaughtYou

September 18, 2018 

The FWC encourages fellow conservationists to show appreciation for how they got involved in hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, birding, hiking, or other outdoor recreational activities.  

Hey, kids! Let’s go fishing!

September 13, 2018 

The derby, for children ages 6-12, will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.  

Help plan the future of Herky Huffman/Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area

September 12, 2018 

People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Osceola Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 1 Courthouse Square #4700, Kissimmee.  

FWC awards 10 communities BearWise funding to reduce conflicts

September 12, 2018 

BearWise funding will be used to share the cost of bear-resistant trash cans, dumpsters and other equipment that will keep bears out of trash in neighborhoods and parks. 

FWC aiming to remove Northern African pythons in south Florida

September 06, 2018 

The Northern African python (also called an African rock or rock python) has been documented living in the Bird Drive Recharge Area, which covers approximately 6 square miles in western Miami-Dade County.  

FWC hosts iguana technical assistance workshop in Miramar

September 05, 2018 

The workshop will be held on Sept. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Miramar City Hall at 2300 Civic Center Place. Workshop participants will learn how to discourage iguanas from their property and about legal removal options and regulations pertaining to the species. 

Bay scallop season closes Sept. 11 in Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County

September 05, 2018 

The 2018 recreational bay scallop season for Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County closes Sept. 11 with the last day open to harvest being Sept. 10.  

Lionfish update: Challenge ends Sept. 3; Next tagged lionfish from Atlantic worth $5,000; Get ready for 2018 Summit

August 28, 2018 

The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not. The tagged lionfish component is new this year and includes cash prizes up to $5,000.  

FWC biologist Kathleen Smith honored as Florida’s Resource Manager of the Year

August 14, 2018 

Kathleen Smith, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), has been honored with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Resource Manager of the Year award for her work at the Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed Wildlife and Environmental Area in southwest Florida over the past six years. 

Lake Piney Z named a Top Mom-Approved Place to Fish and Boat

August 10, 2018 

After six weeks of nationwide voting, Tallahassee’s Lake Piney Z Fish Management Area was awarded fourth place in the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s contest to rank the Top 10 Mom-Approved Places to Fish and Boat in the nation. It was recognized for its vibrant fishery, wildlife-viewing opportunities, paddle trails, boat ramps, bike/walking trails, playground and family-friendly amenities. 

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