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Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Begins June 1

Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Begins June 1

The 2013 Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season begins June 1 in state and federal waters. This year’s state season is 44 days long and will be open through July 14 with the first day of the closure being July 15. The federal season off Florida will be 26…


Lionfish Control Month' to kick off with Twitter chat, photo contest

Florida Lionfish Control Month’ to kick off with Twitter chat, photo contest

The lionfish have invaded, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants the public to join its Lionfish Control Team for the month of April. This nonnative, invasive species has infiltrated state waters and has great potential to negatively impact Florida’s reefs and wildlife. These fish not only…


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:…


Florida Fish Busters’ Bulletin – Fishing remains a fun, healthy tradition available to everyone

Freshwater fishing is one of the many outdoor recreational activities encouraged by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The FWC views outdoor recreation as a tremendously beneficial opportunity that should be available to all residents and visitors, and it strives to provide quality fishing, hunting and wildlife-viewing opportunities. …


FWC Takes Applications For Wildlife Grants

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Wildlife Legacy Initiative is now accepting grant applications for the State Wildlife Grants program for the 2009-2010 fiscal year. This program is a federally-funded matching grants program, providing financial support for projects that address conservation needs as identified in Florida’s Comprehensive Wildlife…


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…


Hunters Have New Access to Cary WMA in Florida

Hunters have a new entrance to the Cary Wildlife Management Area (WMA) for the 2008-09 season as a result of road damage on the area. Rain from Tropical Storm Fay resulted in severe damage to a section of Basin Road. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials closed the…


Florida Youth Field Day Promises Family Fun

All school-age kids and their families are invited to a free outdoor program called the Youth Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., at the Ocala Conservation Center in the Ocala National Forest. The event is free and includes a chance to try shooting a…


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…