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Sturgeon Injures Two Live Oak Residents in Florida

Two Live Oak residents were injured when a sturgeon jumped into a boat cruising down the Suwannee River Sunday afternoon, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  Chandler Brant Howard, 4, and his father, Christopher W. Howard, 32, sustained lacerations when the fish hit them. Chandler also…


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…


Florida Watches For Fay’s Next Move As She Parks Off the Florida Coast

Last Updated on 8/25/2008 Here is a list to all Fay related stories and posts from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Emergency idle/no-wake & no-vessel zones in effect now on St. Johns Roads closed on some WMAs in Orange, Osceola counties Idle-speed, no-wake zones may take effect on…


Apply for Special-opportunity Spring Turkey Hunts in Florida Sept. 9 – Oct. 14

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting 2009 special-opportunity spring turkey hunt applications at 10 a.m. (EDT) Sept. 9. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight (EDT) Oct. 14. Applications may be submitted at www.wildlifelicense.com, county tax collectors’ offices or at any license agent. A random…


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…


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…


Florida Attracts Anglers Like Chum Attracts Fish

With great natural resources and the efforts of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and responsible anglers, Florida is home to some of the highest quality, most diverse fishing in the world.  The results are like a well-chummed fishing hole, attracting anglers who vote for their favorite fisheries…