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Florida leads the nation in family fishing and boating spots

June 24, 2016 

Florida swept the Take Me Fishing™ 2016 “Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S.” list, hosting the top four locations with nine locations on the list in total—more than any other state.  

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission honors Jarrod Molnar as 2016 Boating Officer of the Year

June 23, 2016 

The FWC recognized Officer Jarrod Molnar as its 2016 Boating Officer of the Year during its June Commission meeting. Officer Molnar is a coastal officer assigned to southern Okaloosa County in the FWC’s Northwest Region.  

FWC thanks Lake County Commission for passing ordinance to help reduce bear conflicts

June 23, 2016 

The FWC commended the Lake County Commission for taking proactive Bear Wise steps to reduce bear conflicts in Lake County communities.  

FWC moving forward with statewide conservation effort

June 22, 2016 

At its June meeting, the Commission recommended staff move forward with efforts to establish a suite of new Critical Wildlife Areas and modify five existing CWAs.  

FWC concludes alligator incident investigation; confident responsible alligator removed

June 22, 2016 

The FWC is confident that the alligator responsible for the attack has been removed. This conclusion is based on expert analyses and observations by staff with extensive experience in investigating fatal alligator bite incidents.  

FWC votes to postpone bear hunting in 2016

June 22, 2016 

At its June meeting, the seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016.  

FWC law enforcement to participate in Operation Dry Water, national crackdown on boating under the influence

June 21, 2016 

Law enforcement agencies nationwide will be out in force June 24-26, looking for boaters who choose to boat under the influence, and then removing them from the water.  

Help plan the future of Perry Oldenburg Wildlife and Environmental Area

June 16, 2016 

FWC staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed WEA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions at the 7 p.m. hearing on June 28 at The Lake House in Spring Hill.  

Eagle Lake closes temporarily June 27

June 16, 2016 

Eagle Lake Fish Management Area in Hamilton County closes June 27 and will remain closed for approximately one month, according to FWC officials. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

June 16, 2016 

The FWC partnering with the Florida Sport Fishing Association will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon June 25 at Port Canaveral Cruise Terminal #3, 220 Christopher Columbus Drive, Cape Canaveral. 

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