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FWC Makes Changes For Deer-Hunting In NW Florida

Posted: 11:46 AM - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), at its meeting at the Florida Public Safety Institute near Tallahassee today, passed changes that divide the state’s Hunting Zone D (from Pensacola to Tallahassee) into two deer management units (DMUs), each with a unique set of antler-point requirements and antlerless deer harvest days.

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Gulf Recreational Red Snapper Season Set

Posted: 04/16/2014 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 24 this year) and remain open through July 14, closing July 15.

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FWC Officer Of The Year Recognized At Commission Meeting

Posted: 04/16/2014 - Officer Lee Lawshe of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) received the 2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award among other prestigious awards he received this year.

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FWC Activates Idle-Speed, No-Wake Restrictions On Suwannee River’s Zone 1

Updated: 04/16/2014 - The Suwannee River reached flood stage at Ellaville Tuesday, prompting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to activate idle-speed, no-wake restrictions for the area of the river from U.S. 90 in Ellaville south to State Road 51 in Luraville.

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Bat-Killing Fungus Spreads In Georgia

Posted: 04/15/2014 - The man-made Black Diamond Tunnel in the northeast Georgia mountains is the state's largest known winter shelter for some of Georgia's 16 bat species.

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Discover The Wild Side Of The Woods [GALLERY]

Updated: 04/10/2014 - If you’ve ever wanted to explore the woods with a guide, your golden opportunity is Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 17th annual “Welcome to the Woods” event at Seminole Forest Wildlife Management Area in Lake County.

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Fla. Hunter Claims Panther Attacked Him

Posted: 04/10/2014 - Wildlife officials say a Lake Wales hunter claims he was attacked by a Florida panther while calling turkeys near Lake Kissimmee.

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California Bill Ending SeaWorld Orca Shows Stalls

Posted: 04/08/2014 - A California bill that sought to end killer whale shows at SeaWorld in San Diego and phase out keeping them in captivity has been put on hold, meaning it's dead for the year.

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FWC To Meet In April Near Tallahassee

Updated: 04/08/2014 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet April 15-17 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana. The Institute is west of the city of Midway on U.S. 90. Full-day business sessions Wednesday and Thursday start at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday’s half-day discussions session starts at 1 p.m.

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Spring Means Return Of Spanish Mackerel To N. Fla. Waters

Posted: 04/08/2014 - Across Florida there are signs that spring has sprung, from the fine layer of yellow pollen coating everything in the north to folks returning to the water sans wetsuit in the south. Warmer water also means the return of Spanish mackerel, a feisty fish that migrates south when the water temperature dips below 70 and should be returning to north Florida waters right about now...

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Monticello Hosts Deer Management Meeting

Posted: 04/03/2014 - Tonight’s meeting in Monticello was the second of 8 public meetings FWC will host throughout north and central Florida to share information about deer management in Florida.

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