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Gov. Scott, FWC add 4 more license-free fishing days to calendar in Florida

TALLAHASSEE – Today, Governor Rick Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced four additional license-free fishing days. Governor Scott said, “Florida’s license-free fishing days are the perfect opportunity for people to try, or introduce a friend to, some of the finest fishing in the world. Florida’s recreational…


Hog Hunting Available Soon on Public Lands in Florida

Hog Hunting Available Soon on Public Lands in Florida

If you like to hunt wild hogs, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has several upcoming opportunities on public lands in northwest Florida that you won’t find in the most recent printed brochures for wildlife management areas. On the Joe Budd Small Game Area near Tallahassee, still-hunters can…


1st Florida Hall of Fame Entry in TrophyCatch Comes From Rodman by Bob Williams of N.J.

1st Florida Hall of Fame Entry in TrophyCatch Comes From Rodman

Bob Williams of Alloway, N.J., was fishing on Rodman Reservoir with guide Sean Rush of Trophy Bass Expeditions around 8:30 a.m. Monday when the 23-degree chill must have seemed to leave the air. Hooking a 13-pound, 14-ounce largemouth on a big shiner, Williams knew he had the catch of a…


Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Stunned by Gulf Council Snapper Vote

Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Stunned by Gulf Council Snapper Vote

AUSTIN – In a stunning move Feb. 8, the Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council voted to recommend an emergency rule that could shorten the recreational red snapper fishing season in federal waters off the Texas coast to as little as 11 days from the planned 27 day season. The…


New ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ Event Offers Same Fishing Fun Plus Kayaking

New ‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ Event Offers Same Fishing Fun Plus Kayaking

The popular sport of kayak fishing will be part of the next “Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!” seminar, hosted March 9-10 at the Matlacha Community Park, 4577 Pine Island Road N.W., Matlacha, which is just offshore of Fort Myers. The event is held in conjunction with the Florida Fish and Wildlife…


Boca Grande Pass Fishing Under Seasonal Conservation Measures

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds anglers that seasonal conservation measures regulating the use of fishing gear in Boca Grande Pass for the next three months took effect April 1. These rules apply each year during the height of the tarpon fishing season in the pass. The measures…


Hey, kids! Let’s Go Fishing!

It’s time for the annual Lake Eaton Kids’ Fishing Derby at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Ocala Conservation Center and Youth Camp in the Ocala National Forest. The derby is Saturday, Oct. 8, from 8 a.m. until noon for children ages 6-12. Advance registration is required, and…


Orlando-area Nurse Takes New State-record Alligator

Robert “Tres” (pronounced “Tray”) Ammerman has been hunting alligators in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) annual statewide alligator harvest for the past seven years. But it wasn’t until the last day of this year’s season that the Pine Hills resident hit the jackpot and took what he…


FWC Officers Patrol the Waters of Northwest Florida

Aboard the Guardian, a 45-foot offshore vessel, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Lt. Rama Shuster keeps an eye out for oil on the waters in Gulf, Franklin and Wakulla counties. The FWC’s mission since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in late April has been reconnaissance:…


OK To Take ‘Big-game Snakes’ During Small-game Seasons in Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds hunters that they may continue to take Burmese pythons and all other reptiles of concern within four South Florida wildlife management areas (WMAs). An FWC executive order, which went into effect Aug. 29, gives all properly licensed and permitted hunters authority…