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Many FWC-Managed Lands Get New Dates for 2011-12 Hunting Season

Posted: 02/24/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) passed new rules that modify hunting season dates on many FWC-managed areas. These rules become effective on July 1 and apply to the 2011-12 hunting season.

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FWC Wraps Up 2-day Meeting in Apalachicola

Posted: 02/24/2011 - FWC wrapped up its two-day meeting Thursday, Feb. 24 in Apalachicola, where Commissioners enhanced fishing and hunting opportunities for the immediate and/or long-term future of these traditional, conservation-oriented activities and discussed important wildlife issues

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FWC Selects 3 Sites for Anchoring, Mooring Program

Posted: 02/24/2011 - At its meeting Wednesday, Feb. 23 in Apalachicola, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) selected three sites for an anchoring and mooring pilot program. Two more will be chosen in April.

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Experience Outdoor Fun March 5 at Beau Turner Youth Center

Posted: 02/21/2011 - Young people looking to get outside on a nice spring day are invited to attend Beau Turner’s Annual Outdoor Experience on March 5 at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, east of Tallahassee in Jefferson County.

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Reward Increased in Crestview Bear Shooting

Posted: 02/16/2011 - Wildlife authorities are hoping a larger reward will lead them to whoever shot and killed a large black bear last Friday on the grounds of the closed Shoal River Golf Course at Crestview.

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Anglers Catching Super-Big Bass in Central Florida

Posted: 02/15/2011 - Mack will receive a “Big Catch” angler recognition certificate and 10-pounder club “Trophy Award” pin from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), with a “released” endorsement.

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FWC Certifies Stuart Woman’s Tilapia as State Record

Posted: 02/14/2011 - It’s official. Pamela Henry of Stuart broke state and world records when she reeled in a 9.6-pound blue tilapia last August. The fish measured 24 inches long. A taxidermist is mounting the record-breaking fish.

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Fear of Water District Plan Impact on Everglades

Posted: 02/14/2011 - In a move that has startled and concerned environmental groups, Gov. Rick Scott has proposed cutting the budgets of water management districts and wants more authority over how the independent taxing districts spend their money.

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Ultralight-led Whooping Crane Found Dead in Alabama

Posted: 02/09/2011 - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is investigating the death of a whooping crane reported by an Alabama conservation officer at Weiss Lake, in Cherokee County Ala., on Jan. 28, 2011. The lake is located midway between Atlanta, Birmingham, and Chattanooga.

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Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days are Feb. 5-6

Posted: 02/01/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service established Feb. 5-6 as Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days.

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Favorable Weather Leads to High Manatee Count

Posted: 01/28/2011 - Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported a preliminary count of 4,840 manatees statewide during the annual synoptic survey. The survey took place Jan. 20 and Jan. 24.

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Gulf Grouper Sport Season Closes Feb. 1

Posted: 01/26/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission advises anglers that the recreational harvest of all shallow-water groupers (gag, black, red, yellowfin, scamp, yellowmouth, rock hind and red hind) is prohibited from Feb. 1 through March 31 in all Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters off Florida, except in all waters of Monroe County.

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North Florida Spotted Seatrout Season Closes Feb. 1

Posted: 01/26/2011 - The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) advises anglers that the recreational harvest season for spotted seatrout in North Florida will close for one month to help maintain spotted seatrout abundance.

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