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Hunter Safety Course Offered in Jackson County, FL

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Jackson County. The course will be at the Lily Pad Ranch and Hunting Club, 2224 Kent Cemetery Road in Alford. Instruction will take place 6-9 p.m. Sept. 23 and 26, and 8:30 a.m. to…


Sturgeon Injures Two Live Oak Residents in Florida

Two Live Oak residents were injured when a sturgeon jumped into a boat cruising down the Suwannee River Sunday afternoon, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  Chandler Brant Howard, 4, and his father, Christopher W. Howard, 32, sustained lacerations when the fish hit them. Chandler also…


Florida Watches For Fay’s Next Move As She Parks Off the Florida Coast

Last Updated on 8/25/2008 Here is a list to all Fay related stories and posts from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Emergency idle/no-wake & no-vessel zones in effect now on St. Johns Roads closed on some WMAs in Orange, Osceola counties Idle-speed, no-wake zones may take effect on…


New Rules for the Ocklawaha Prairie Public Small Game Hunting Area

The Ocklawaha Prairie Public Small Game Hunting Area in Marion County has a new permitting process this year.  In an effort to provide an equitable hunting opportunity, daily quota permits are limited to five per person per waterfowl season.  Additionally, the horsepower limit allowed for boat motors on the area…


Apply for Special-opportunity Spring Turkey Hunts in Florida Sept. 9 – Oct. 14

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting 2009 special-opportunity spring turkey hunt applications at 10 a.m. (EDT) Sept. 9. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight (EDT) Oct. 14. Applications may be submitted at www.wildlifelicense.com, county tax collectors’ offices or at any license agent. A random…


Prescribed Burn Planned for Apalachicola River WEA Marsh

Sometime between Aug. 18 and Sept. 5, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct a prescribed burn on 9,700 acres of marsh north of Apalachicola. The area is part of the Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA).  The last prescribed burn occurred in 2003. Derek Fussell,…


Blue Crab Workshops Scheduled In Florida

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has scheduled a series of public workshops to receive comments regarding a possible closed harvest season for blue crabs. The FWC is looking at ways to create a closed blue crab harvest season so lost and abandoned traps can be collected and removed…


Caryville Man Catches Record Blue Catfish

Long-time Washington County resident James Mitchell caught a new state-record blue catfish late Monday afternoon on the Choctawhatchee River. The state-record blue catfish weighed 64 pounds, 8 ounces and was 53 1/2 inches long.  The fish is 3 pounds larger than the previous record, a 61-pound, 8-ounce blue cat that…


FWC Announces 2008-09 Hunting Seasons

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 2008-09 hunting season dates (Seasons and dates are not applicable to wildlife management areas) Season Northwest Zone Central Zone South Zone Archery Oct. 18 – Nov. 16, 2008 Sept. 20 – Oct. 19, 2008 Sept. 6 – Oct. 5, 2008 Deer-dog training Oct. 25…


Taking deer from the wild is illegal and dangerous

In the past year, wildlife authorities say, there have been five instances in which “pet” deer, illegally removed from the wild, have turned up in neighborhoods and parks in Northwest Florida. Not only is the practice of taking deer out of the wild to make pets out of them illegal,…