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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…


Bass Study on Pinellas County’s Lake Seminole Receives Second Stocking

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will stock 19,000 hatchery-reared largemouth bass, implanted with coded wire tags, in Pinellas County’s Lake Seminole May 28. The lake is the scene of a unique research project that compares growth and survivability rates of stocked bass with those of wild largemouths.  …


FWC Announces Cedar Keys Youth Summer Fishing Program

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces a series of summer inshore fishing clinics for children at the Senator George Kirkpatrick Marine Lab in Cedar Key.  This program is open to youths between the ages of 6 and 16. The one-day clinics will take place in June and…


Snook Season Closes Statewide

The recreational harvest season for snook closes on June 1 in all Florida waters.  Snook season will reopen statewide on Sept. 1. Seasonal harvest closures protect Florida’s valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future.


New Gulf Reef Fish Gear Requirements Coming Soon

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds anglers that new rules go into effect June 1 requiring all people fishing from a vessel in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida for any reef fish species to carry and use circle hooks, dehooking devices and venting tools. These new…


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…


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…