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recent rains improved dry conditions across the state, FWC, in cooperation with the Florida Division of Forestry, has rescinded an executive order that prohibited campfires in wildlife management areas, wildlife and environmental areas and all other lands it manages.

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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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