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FWC celebrates 75 years of wildlife management area conservation success

January 10, 2017 

To learn more about upcoming events or to find a WMA near you, visit MyFWC.com/WMA75.  

Northwest Florida blue crab trap closure ending early

January 10, 2017 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps may be placed back in state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from the Florida/Alabama state line through the Franklin/Wakulla county line starting Wednesday, Jan. 11.  

Make a kid’s first hunting trip great

January 09, 2017 

When you can, offer to take somebody new hunting – be a mentor and help connect others with nature by introducing them to a longstanding tradition that is such a big part of our American culture. 

Boating safety course offered at the Suncoast Youth Conservation Center in Apollo Beach

January 06, 2017 

This beginner boating class will cover the knowledge needed to obtain a Boating Safety Education Identification Card in Florida.  

Public workshop set on managing forests and farms for fish and wildlife

January 05, 2017 

Featured topics for the workshop include, but are not limited to, gopher tortoise habitat and management, prescribed burning for wildlife, wildlife best management practices, and cost-share programs. 

Blue crab trap closure for northwest Florida starts Jan. 5

December 29, 2016 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps must be removed from some northwest Florida waters before Jan. 5, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. 

Fishbrain app to help FWC track nonnative freshwater fish

December 20, 2016 

The FWC plans to crowdsource data on nonnative freshwater fish species in Florida by partnering with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Fishbrain – the world’s largest app and social network for anglers.  

Seasonal grouper closure starts Jan. 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

December 20, 2016 

Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County.  

Amberjack, triggerfish and gag grouper season changes in Gulf waters start Jan. 1

December 20, 2016 

To learn more about greater amberjack, gray triggerfish and gag grouper, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Saltwater Fishing” and “Recreational Regulations.”  

Hunter safety courses offered in 2 counties

December 20, 2016 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

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