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Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the FWC

February 03, 2017 

With cooler temperatures throughout the Sunshine State, more people are likely to head to the woods to enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and management by reporting sightings of the large feline to the agency’s panther sightings webpage.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Jacksonville

February 02, 2017 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. 

Workshop set on managing private lands to improve wild turkey habitat

February 01, 2017 

Featured workshop topics include an overview of turkey biology and management, timber management and prescribed burning for improving turkey habitat, food plot management and cost-share programs. 

FWC plans prescribed burn on Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area

February 01, 2017 

The prescribed burn is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, weather permitting. It will be done as a cooperative effort between the FWC and Eglin Air Force Base 

Public meeting Feb. 20 on Orange Lake management activities

February 01, 2017 

The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Grand Lake RV & Golf Resort, off Highway 318 just east of Interstate 75 next to the Ocala Jai-Alai in Citra. 

FWC to meet Feb. 8-9 in Crystal River

February 01, 2017 

The FWC will meet Feb. 8-9 at the Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, FL 34429.  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Kissimmee

February 01, 2017 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for invasive hydrilla during the second week of February, weather permitting. 

Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

January 25, 2017 

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River.  

Free hands-on marine activities at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center’s open house

January 24, 2017 

Those attending the free event will have the opportunity to learn how to cast a fishing rod, discover the campus through a scavenger hunt, and experience the Center’s exhibits. 

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island

January 23, 2017 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island. 

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