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FWC Proposes Gulf Grouper Rule Changes in Florida State Waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Thursday proposed new rules for the recreational and commercial harvest of grouper in Gulf of Mexico state waters.  The proposed rules follow up on interim measures taken earlier this year and will generally match state grouper rules with pending federal regulations. …


Great Florida Birding Trail “signs” on in Panhandle

“That’s awesome,” said Debbie Hampton, 9, of Girl Scout Troop 854 from Tallahassee, after viewing a bald eagle through a telescope at St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday. Debbie and five other members of her troop had come to the refuge for a sign-dedication ceremony to celebrate the installation…


Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days set for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has established Jan. 31 and Feb.1 as Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days to help pass on the duck hunting tradition. This opportunity also provides a chance for experienced waterfowl hunters to take youths afield…


Celebrating the Great Florida Birding Trail in the Panhandle

Signs marking 78 designated birding sites along the 2,000-mile Great Florida Birding Trail began appearing in the Panhandle in December. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) hopes to have all the signs in place from Tallahassee to Pensacola by the end of this month. The FWC will celebrate…


New Gulf Grouper, Amberjack and Triggerfish Rules Take Effect Jan. 1

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advises anglers that new rules to help manage gag and red grouper, greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico waters take effect on Jan. 1. The recreational daily bag limit for gag grouper is now two fish per person within the…


FWC Relocates Miami-area Crocodile, Offers Safety Tips

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with licensed trappers, captured and relocated a nearly 11-foot-long American crocodile from a Coral Gables, Miami neighborhood.  This is the second time this particular crocodile has been relocated.  The crocodile found its way back to the same neighborhood canal after the…


Tag A Holiday Gift To Help Florida’s Wildlife

A different idea for gift-giving this holiday season can help save Florida’s unique and varied fish and wildlife, and it can be used year-round.  The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles offers gift certificates for any specialty tag in Florida. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)…


New FWC Rules Will Boost Deer Hunting on Tate’s Hell WMA

Two new rules in place on the 187,700-acre Tate’s Hell Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Franklin and Liberty counties this hunting season are designed to improve the quality of the hunting experience.  The first new rule requires that legal buck deer must have at least one antler with two or…


Pseudorabies Suspected in Hunting Dogs at Corbett WMA in Florida

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are warning hunters using the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Palm Beach and Martin counties to be cautious about wild hogs.  “At least three hunting dogs have died after displaying symptoms consistent with the pseudorabies virus (PRV) after…


Wildlife Officials to Test Hunter-Harvested Ducks for Avian Influenza

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services biologists will collect samples from hunter-harvested ducks to test for highly pathogenic avian influenza – H5N1. Sampling will occur at various times during the migratory game bird hunting season at several duck-hunting hot spots throughout…