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recent rains improved dry conditions across the state, FWC, in cooperation with the Florida Division of Forestry, has rescinded an executive order that prohibited campfires in wildlife management areas, wildlife and environmental areas and all other lands it manages.

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PSC, EPA at Odds Over Fish Killed in Plant Cooling

Posted: 07/19/2011 - With utilities using massive amounts of water to cool power plants, the Florida Public Service Commission is concerned about proposed federal regulations aimed at protecting fish and other aquatic life.

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Fla. Fight With EPA Backdrop to Congressional Debate

Posted: 07/14/2011 - Pointing to a long-running fight in Florida, the U.S. House overwhelmingly approved a bill that would restrict the Environmental Protection Agency’s power to require tougher water-quality standards.

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Workshops Set for Gopher Tortoise Conservation

Posted: 07/06/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will conduct regional workshops to present information on the management plan and permitting guidelines for gopher tortoises.

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Feds Eye Tougher Measures to Protect Sea Turtles

Posted: 06/24/2011 - Federal regulators say they're considering new restrictions on Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coast shrimpers because of the damage the industry is causing to threatened and endangered sea turtles.

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Facebook Photos Result in Arrest

Updated: 06/21/2011 - Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission investigators arrested a Tampa man June 17 after receiving a complaint about photos that had been posted on Facebook.

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Bay Scallop Season to Open Early, Close Late this Year

Posted: 06/20/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds people that the recreational harvest season for bay scallops in Florida will begin June 25 and extend through Sept. 25.

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