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FWC Investigators Appeal For Public’s Help

Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are putting together pieces of the puzzle surrounding the death of 24-year-old kayaker Eric Toothaker in Santa Rosa Sound on Monday.  However, they still need the public’s help. “We know Eric sent a text message to his wife at approximately…


Hunter safety Course Scheduled in Glades County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host the field day portion of the free hunter safety course on June 7 in Glades County. Participants must have completed the hunter safety Web course and must bring the printout of the final report to the class. Participants will spend…


Panama City Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic Set for June 7

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for Florida’s marine environment, and providing a fun, family outing are the objectives for the Panama City Kids’ Fishing Clinic. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the Florida Foundation for Responsible Angling, Half Hitch Tackle and the Sport Fish Restoration Program…


FWC Reminds Public of Closed Seasons on Freshwater Turtles and Urges Everyone to Report Violators

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds people of the closed seasons for harvesting river cooters and their eggs from April 15 to July 31 and soft-shell turtles and their eggs from May 1 to July 31. River cooters and soft-shell turtles are the most frequently harvested of…


FWC to Hold Public Meeting About Permanent Duck Blinds in Leon/Jefferson Counties

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled a public meeting on June 3 to receive input on rule-proposal recommendations for prohibiting hunting from permanent duck blinds on four large public lakes in Leon and Jefferson counties. Due to an increase in territorial conflicts among duck hunters and…


Fish Busters’ Bulletin – New Rules for Florida’s Freshwater Fisheries

Florida earned the title “Fishing Capital of the World” by coupling its great resources with responsible management of those resources by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Relentlessly driving home the message of how people can and must be responsible stewards falls under the purview of the FWC…


Top Youths Chosen To Represent Florida at National Youth Hunter Education Challenge

Five Florida youths will be representing their state at the National Youth Hunter Education Challenge in Mansfield, Penn. in late July. Seventeen-year-old James Barton and 16-year-old Robert Hickman from Jupiter, 14-year-old Colter Brown and 18-year-old Isaac Amicarelle from Jacksonville and 13-year-old Jesse Bodden from Okeechobee won the right to attend…


Panacea Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic Set For May 31

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling an appreciation for our marine environment, and providing a fun, family outing are the objectives for the Panacea Kids’ Fishing Clinic. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, Wakulla County, St. Marks Refuge Association and the Sport…


The First State Heritage ParkApplication Period Begins For FWC Quota Permits

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be accepting applications June 2-12 for quota permits to hunt on wildlife management areas (WMAs) next season. On many WMAs, quota permits are required for hunters wishing to hunt during the first nine days of the general gun season as well…


FWC joins “Take Me Fishing” Campaign To Encourage Recreational Fishing

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages families to enjoy fishing in Florida this summer and is working with the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation (RBFF) and 29 other states to get the word out. “The FWC is proud of Florida’s recreational fishing heritage and designation as Fishing…