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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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Okefenokee Nat'l Wildlife Refuge Announces Upcoming Hunt Dates

Posted: 08/11/2011 - Okefenokee is one of many national wildlife refuges in the United States that offer hunting programs. The primary objective of a national wildlife refuge is to provide habitat for the conservation and protection of all species of wildlife.

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Balloon Releases Take a Toll on Wildlife

Posted: 08/09/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds event organizers and other Floridians about a law prohibiting the release of more than nine lighter-than-air balloons within a 24-hour period.

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Hunter Safety Course Offered in Jefferson County

Posted: 08/09/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is offering a free hunter safety course in Jefferson County. The course will be at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center. Details are attached.

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FWC Again Allowing Campfires in Managed Areas

Posted: 07/19/2011 - Because recent rains improved dry conditions across the state, FWC, in cooperation with the Florida Division of Forestry, has rescinded an executive order that prohibited campfires in wildlife management areas, wildlife and environmental areas and all other lands it manages.

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