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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…


Watch for Great Florida Birding Trail signs in the Panhandle

The 2,000-mile Great Florida Birding Trail reaches another milestone with the installation of the Panhandle section road signs this month. Signs will mark each of the designated sites along the trail. The Great Florida Birding Trail is a conservation program initiated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)…


That’s Some Expensive Lobster!

A Volusia County corporation and a Volusia County man have paid $20,000 in federal fines and have been prohibited from operating their charter fishing business for 30 days. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officers found illegal lobsters on board their vessel “X-Stream” about two months ago…


NOAA Charges Florida Dive Charter Businesses for Fishing Without Federal Permits

NOAA has charged two dive business owners in Pensacola, Fla., with illegally operating spearfishing charters without the appropriate permits in federal waters off the Florida panhandle. NOAA and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission launched an investigation in summer 2007 after NOAA special agents in Niceville, Fla., received several…


Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration To Florida

The Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration (SFR) program is one federal program that really lives up to its name.  For more than half a century, it has been one of the best “user-pays, user-benefits” initiatives anywhere.  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received more than $11…


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)…