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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,…


FWC Posts Fishing Signs On Keys Bridges

Officers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office are teaming up to educate fishermen about varieties of fish, many of which are being illegally harvested in very high numbers in the Keys. The officers are posting signs on 24 fishing bridges in…


Daring Rescue; FWC Biologist Saves Drowning Bear

A 375-pound male black bear with a penchant for beachfront browsing was on dry land Saturday after a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologist pulled the tranquilized animal from Gulf of Mexico waters in Florida’s Panhandle. “I wasn’t sure what I was going to do when I jumped…


New FWC Rules Require Tags on Passive Fishing Gear

Passive fishing gear – things like trotlines, crab traps, bush hooks and other devices that catch fish in fresh water while the fisherman isn’t present – have to be tagged with the owner’s name and address under a new rule. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) adopted new…


Bay Scallop Season Opens July 1

The recreational harvest season for bay scallops begins July 1 and continues through Sept. 10.  Open scalloping areas on Florida’s Gulf Coast extend from the west bank of the Mexico Beach Canal in Bay County to the Pasco-Hernando county line near Aripeka. Bay scallops may be taken only within the…


Make a Catfish Fishery the Destination of Choice This Summer

Florida Fish Busters’ July 2008 By: Bob Wattendorf, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, with special thanks to Andy Strickland, FWC The living is easy in Florida this summer, and the catfish are abundant in the state’s fresh waters. Anglers from throughout the United States and from numerous countries around…


Dove Club Permits Go On Sale July 1

Seven special-opportunity dove fields will be open to the public this season through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s special-opportunity Dove Club Program. Beginning 10 a.m. (EDT) July 1, sportsmen can purchase Dove Club permits by submitting a completed Special-Opportunity Dove Club Permit Worksheet to any county tax collector’s…


FWC Offers Unique Hunting Opportunities

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering sportsmen some unique hunting opportunities for the coming season. The FWC is providing sportsmen mobility-impaired hunts, supervised youth hunts, family hunts, quail hunts, and track vehicle and airboat hunts on wildlife management areas (WMAs). Worksheets for these quota hunts are…


Please Don’t Feed the Pelicans

There’s a new rule from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) about feeding pelicans. Don’t do it. Brown pelicans, due to their social nature, become dependent on discarded fish and fish scraps. The birds will often congregate in places where the scraps are readily available and rely on…