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Family Fun at Forgotten Coast Black Bear Festival

Posted: 10/10/2011 - The family-oriented festival is Saturday, Oct. 15, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sands Park in Carrabelle. The festival is free and a great way for families to spend the day together doing something fun and educational.

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Five-Year Survey Shows Wetlands Losses Are Slowing

Posted: 10/06/2011 - America's wetlands declined slightly from 2004-2009, underscoring the need for continued conservation and restoration efforts, according to a report issued today by the Department of the Interior's U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

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FWC Asks Fishermen to Report Giant Tiger Prawn

Posted: 10/04/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking fishermen to be on the lookout for nonnative giant tiger prawn (Penaeus monodon) after a recent sighting in East Bay near Panama City.

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Trail for Sale, Again

Updated: 09/27/2011 - Legislation to allow companies to buy ad space at state parks has been filed in Tallahassee. The idea is just one of many recent plans to generate money for Florida parks. As Whitney Ray tells us, so far all the plans have failed.

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Oil Spill Bugs

Posted: 09/26/2011 - LSU studying oil spill via bugs, sparrows, oysters

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Recreational Bay Scallop Season About to Close for 2011

Posted: 09/21/2011 - The 2011 recreational harvest season for bay scallops, which was extended by three weeks this year, will close Monday, Sept.26, with the final day of harvesting being Sunday, Sept. 25.

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FWC Proposes Expanding Spotted Seatrout Fishing

Posted: 09/08/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved several draft amendments for spotted seatrout regulations on Thursday that would open recreational harvest year-round and expand commercial fishing opportunities.

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Panther Conservation Progress Comes With Challenges

Posted: 09/07/2011 - Efforts to recover the Florida panther population are showing success with a steady rise in numbers to an estimated 100 to 160 adults of this federally endangered species living in South Florida.

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Bears' Appetites Soar in Fall, So Stash Your Garbage

Posted: 09/01/2011 - To reduce human-bear conflicts during the surge of bear activity in late summer and fall, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges people to keep food sources around their homes and businesses secure from bears.

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Continued Dryness, Continued Risk

Posted: 08/30/2011 - Few of us would argue that wildfire is a year round threat in Florida. Heavy coastal winds, low humidity, continuing dry conditions, and frequency of rainfall are a few of the elements that contribute to this risk

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FWC: Beware When Moving Fish, Even Native Bass

Posted: 08/30/2011 - How often have you caught a great fish and wished you could release it somewhere special for you or a friend to catch again? Catch-and-release has caught on, especially among bass anglers. However, sometimes the release isn’t immediate or the angler wants to relocate it in a different lake or river.

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