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Additional hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in October

October 09, 2017 

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 Lake City at 386-758-0525. 

Cancelled: Oct. 7 Crystal River Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic

October 05, 2017 

Due to the impending impact of Tropical Storm Nate to the Florida Gulf coast this weekend, the Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 7 in Crystal River has been cancelled.  

Orange Lake management activities update presentation to be held Oct. 17

October 04, 2017 

A public meeting to present an update on management activities performed at Orange Lake under last year’s work plan and to discuss the draft work plan for the upcoming year is scheduled for Oct. 17. 

Idle-speed, no-wake restrictions lifted on Santa Fe River’s Zone 7; other three zones still being enforced

September 26, 2017 

The river’s water levels are falling, but speed restrictions in zones 5, 6 and 8 are still in effect. 

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in

September 22, 2017 

The FWC is hosting a free, day-long Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Crystal River on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Fort Island Trail Park.  

Idle-speed, no-wake restrictions still being enforced

September 21, 2017 

Although the river’s water levels are falling, these four zones’ speed restrictions are still in effect 

Reminder: 2017 bay scallop season closure starts Sept. 25

September 20, 2017 

For updates and more information on bay scallops, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

August 31, 2017 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from Sept. 5 through Sept. 15, weather permitting. Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. 

Gag grouper fall season opens in Gulf 4-county region

August 25, 2017 

The Gulf of Mexico gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will be open for harvest Sept. 1 through Dec. 31.  

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Augustine

January 25, 2016 

Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic Feb. 20 in St. Augustine. 

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