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Bay Scallop Season to Close Next Week

Updated: 08/08/2013 - The 2012 recreational season for bay scallops, which was extended two weeks earlier this year, will close Tuesday, Sept. 25. The final day of harvesting is Sept. 24.

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Beat September Heat by Night Fishing

Updated: 08/08/2013 - Florida’s artificial reefs are a whole new world when the lights go out. Get anchored over your favorite artificial reef in 70-plus feet of water and turn off everything in the boat that makes noise. You will hear a deafening chorus of clicks, snaps and pops being produced by millions of organisms that inhabit the reef.

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Hunter Safety Courses Offered in Leon, Wakulla- One Available by Web

Updated: 08/08/2013 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Leon County. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Wakulla County.

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Audobon Files Challenge to Sugar Permits

Posted: 07/29/2012 - Patience lost because of a lack of action, Florida Audubon Society on Friday filed legal petitions to force the South Florida Water Management District to enforce more-stringent laws put in place five years ago to reduce phosphorus levels in the Everglades.

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FWC: Our National Symbol Soars in Florida

Updated: 07/03/2012 - The bald eagle population is increasing in Florida, which continues to be one of the top spots in the lower 48 states for bald eagles to nest and raise their young.

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Bay Scallop Season Opens July 1

Posted: 06/25/2012 - It’s time, bay scallop harvesters! Get your snorkels, masks and dive flags ready. The recreational bay scallop harvest season starts July 1.

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FWC Supports ‘Operation Dry Water’ for 4th Year

Posted: 06/20/2012 - Law enforcement agencies around the state and country are participating in “Operation Dry Water” this weekend. This nationwide public-education effort is designed to prevent alcohol-related accidents and fatalities. FWC officers, along with local law enforcement and the U.S. Coast Guard, will crack down on boating under the influence (BUI) violations.

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Dolphin Being Treated for Pneumonia

Posted: 06/10/2012 - A 3-year-old dolphin is being treated for severe pneumonia after a group of volunteers found her in southwest Florida

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