June 23, 2016
The FWC commended the Lake County Commission for taking proactive Bear Wise steps to reduce bear conflicts in Lake County communities.
April 25, 2016
The FWC is initiating a statewide effort to conserve Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife. Staff are working to compile a package of potential new Critical Wildlife Areas for discussion at the June Commission meeting.
October 30, 2015
Hunter conservationists are underwriting and supporting politically a large part of wildlife conservation in Florida and the nation. Enjoying wildlife and its habitat is free to all, but the programs providing habitat conservation are not. Florida hunters specifically pay for managing wildlife through the licenses and permits they buy.
July 01, 2015
July 1, new leaders assumed their roles with the FWC. At its Sarasota meeting, the FWC elected Vice Chairman Brian Yablonski of Tallahassee to serve as chairman and Aliese “Liesa” Priddy of Immokalee to serve as vice chairman.
June 24, 2015
FWC Commissioners approved several bear-related rules that address a wide variety of tools to manage bears.
June 22, 2015
Numerous recent articles and editorials have addressed the FWC's bear management program. Much of the writing has focused on the proposal to reinstate limited bear hunting in Florida. FWC staff and Commissioners welcome and respect the diversity of opinions, questions and input regarding this proposal, but some of the writing has including false or misleading information. I offer this document to provide a factual perspective on FWC's comprehensive approach to bear management and the proposed bear hunting season.
April 07, 2015
The FWC will meet April 14-16 in Tallahassee at Florida A&M University’s Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center. Tuesday's session starts at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday's and Thursday's sessions start at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited and will be provided opportunities to speak during these two days.
January 28, 2015
The FWC will meet Feb. 4-5 in Jacksonville at the Hyatt Regency, 225 E.Coastline Dr. The sessions start at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited and will be provided opportunities to speak.