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Free bowhunting education course offered in Palm Beach County

June 16, 2015 

Students will learn about safe and responsible tree stand usage, big game shot placement and recovery. The course will provide students with hands-on experience shooting a bow and arrow on the range 

Free hunter safety course offered in Broward and Hendry counties

June 16, 2015 

Students must complete the Internet course before coming to class and bring a copy of the final report from the online portion of the course. The final report form does not have to be notarized. 

Man arrested for killing Key deer

June 15, 2015 

Grant Wilson of Big Pine Key was arrested June 13, for killing a Key deer. Wilson shot the deer with a pellet gun and hid the carcass in mangroves just outside of his property. 

Public invited to discuss proposed designation of Critical Wildlife Area at Cape Romano Shoals

June 12, 2015 

The FWC, in partnership with Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, is hosting two public workshops to discuss the proposed designation of a Critical Wildlife Area at Cape Romano Shoals, also known as Second Chance, located approximately nine miles south of Marco Island in Collier County.  

FWC data show increase in bear population

June 10, 2015 

In the North BMU, the study shows the black bear population estimate is more than 500 bears, more than double the estimate from 2002. In the Central BMU, the population estimate is more than 1,200 bears, an increase of nearly 30 percent over the previous estimate. 

FWC, partners hosting boating safety event in Palm Beach County

June 10, 2015 

The boating safety event is from 9 a.m. to noon this Saturday, June 13, at Phil Foster Park, 900 E. Blue Heron Blvd., Riviera Beach. 

Free hunter safety course offered in Leon County

June 10, 2015 

People interested in attending this course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling Hunter Safety Coordinator Will Burnett at the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Monroe County

June 09, 2015 

The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 21 at Kiffney’s Firearms & Indoor Range, 105910 Overseas Highway, Mile Marker 106, Key Largo. 

Man catches state-record blue catfish during tournament

June 04, 2015 

Bill Stewart, 66, of Weeki Wachee, caught a 69-pound, 8-ounce blue catfish on the Choctawhatchee River, near Ebro, during the Choctawhatchee Catfish Roundup tournament on May 30. He beat the previous state record by 5 pounds. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Broward County

June 03, 2015 

The course will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 13 at Markham Park Shooting Range, in the clubhouse near the trap and skeet fields, 16001 W. State Road 84, Sunrise. 

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