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Sign up your kids for summer camp now!

February 11, 2015 

Registration has begun for the Outdoor Adventure Camp at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest. Registration is limited; don’t miss out on this exciting summer camp program. 

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.  

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 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). 

FWC establishes deer management units, new deer hunting regulations

February 04, 2015 

At its meeting in Jacksonville on Feb. 4, the FWC approved proposals aimed at managing Florida’s white-tailed deer at a local level by establishing deer management units throughout the state, each with its own set of antler regulations and antlerless deer harvest days. 

Conservation group recognizes FWC regional director for outstanding leadership

February 04, 2015 

FWC Regional Director Chris Wynn was honored at the Commission meeting in Jacksonville Feb. 4, when the Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association gave him the Wildlife and Natural Resource Achievement Award. 

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