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New FWC Rules Will Boost Deer Hunting on Tate’s Hell WMA

Two new rules in place on the 187,700-acre Tate’s Hell Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Franklin and Liberty counties this hunting season are designed to improve the quality of the hunting experience.  The first new rule requires that legal buck deer must have at least one antler with two or…


Pseudorabies Suspected in Hunting Dogs at Corbett WMA in Florida

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are warning hunters using the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Palm Beach and Martin counties to be cautious about wild hogs.  “At least three hunting dogs have died after displaying symptoms consistent with the pseudorabies virus (PRV) after…


FWC Seeks Proposals for Red Tide Control and Mitigation Program Grants

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute is seeking proposals for the Red Tide Control and Mitigation Program. The deadline for proposals is 5 p.m. Dec. 15. As a partner in the program, Solutions to Avoid Red Tide (START) will organize a nine-member panel…


Kids Recommend Osprey to be New State Bird of Florida

The osprey is the winner in a statewide vote of fourth- through eighth-graders to be Florida’s new official state bird. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Department of Education teamed up to conduct the election as a civics lesson for the kids. Students across the state…


Wildlife Officials to Test Hunter-Harvested Ducks for Avian Influenza

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and United States Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services biologists will collect samples from hunter-harvested ducks to test for highly pathogenic avian influenza – H5N1. Sampling will occur at various times during the migratory game bird hunting season at several duck-hunting hot spots throughout…


Florida Fish Busters’ Bulletin – Creels; Aren’t They Old Fashioned Fish Baskets?

You might wonder why someone in a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) boat is stopping you and asking to participate in a “creel survey.” Two questions come to mind. What is a creel? And why does it require a survey? Very good questions – one answer involves tradition;…


Florida Duck Hunting Rules Change on Tallahassee Area Lakes

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) passed two rules in September that may affect Tallahassee area duck hunters.  Under the first change, waterfowl hunters may now use internal combustion motors of 10 horsepower or less on Lake Miccosukee in Leon and Jefferson counties.  Motor restrictions during the waterfowl…


Pioneer Day Celebration in Brooksville, Florida on Nov. 1

In celebration of the spirited 19th-century adventurers who settled the state, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Chinsegut Nature Center in Brooksville will host its 13th annual Pioneer Day Celebration on Sat., Nov. 1.   The family-oriented gala is a festive exploration of Florida’s cultural and historical past.  Visitors will…


Spring Turkey Quota Hunt Worksheets Available

Hunters looking to do some turkey hunting on most of Florida’s wildlife management areas during the 2009 spring turkey season need to apply for quota hunt permits beginning 10 a.m. (EDT), Tuesday, Oct. 28. Quota hunt permit worksheets are available now from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)…


Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in Florida

The commercial and recreational harvest season for stone crab claws in Florida opens on Oct. 15.  The season will remain open until May 16. Stone crab claws must be at least 2 3/4 inches in length to be harvested legally, and claws may not be taken from egg-bearing female stone…