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  • Seatrout Held By Angler

    With temperatures dropping, can you handle the fish?

    Friday, December 6, 2019 -  While many anglers sing the praises of Florida’s warmer fishing months, seasoned anglers know that winter can offer great fishing opportunities for some of the state’s most sought-after fish species. As the temperatures drop, you’ll spot many anglers, including veteran kayak angler Stephen Stubbs, following spotted seatrout to fresher water, where the fish congregate in large schools.
  • Former FWC leader, Victor Heller, recognized for commitment to hunter safety

    Friday, December 6, 2019 -  At its December meeting in Panama City, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a measure to name its volunteer hunter safety instructor award to honor the important contributions of Victor Heller, former assistant executive director of the FWC. The newly named Victor Heller Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year Award will continue to annually recognize a volunteer who significantly advances the cause of safe hunting through extraordinary service in training and education.
  • FWC to meet Dec 11-12 in Panama City

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Dec. 11-12 at the Edgewater Beach & Golf Resort, 11212 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32407. The meeting begins at 8:30 a.m. Central Standard Time each day and is open to the public.
  • Changes to mallard bag limits and applying for public dove hunting opportunities

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -  December brings cooler weather and with that comes wintering migratory birds just in time for the start of the second phase of the waterfowl/coot season and the third phase of mourning and white-winged dove.
  • Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -  The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2020, reopening to harvest Feb. 1. Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season.
  • Help plan the future of Half Moon Wildlife Management Area

    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will present a 10-year plan for the Half Moon Wildlife Management Area at a public hearing in Sumter County on Wednesday, Dec. 11.
  • FWC and partners hosting workshops on how to write burn prescriptions

    Tuesday, November 26, 2019 -  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), Florida Forest Service and Tall Timbers, in cooperation with University of Florida/IFAS and United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service, are hosting two workshops in northwest Florida to guide private landowners through the process of writing a burn prescription.
  • Lang Lake closed from Nov. 22 – Jan. 31

    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 -  Public access to the Lang Lake Fish Management Area, north of White Springs, will be closed Friday, Nov. 22, through Jan. 31, 2020.
  • FWC: Gov. DeSantis’ Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget recommendations continue to support conservation initiatives

    Monday, November 18, 2019 -  Today, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Executive Director Eric Sutton applauded Gov. Ron DeSantis for his Bolder, Brighter, Better Future budget recommendations for the 2020-2021 fiscal year.
  • TrophyCatch partner Bartow Ford drives conservation forward

    Friday, November 15, 2019 -  Honk if you love bass fishing! Bartow Ford is investing in Florida bass conservation by partnering with FWC’s TrophyCatch angler recognition program. The company has provided a Ford F-150 to be the “TrophyCatch Truck,” which is being used to promote the program throughout Florida. The F-150 is also the designated tow vehicle for the TrophyCatch boat, donated by partner Phoenix Bass Boats. The colorfully wrapped duo of truck and boat provide a mobile billboard that encourages bass anglers to find out more at