- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of 52 days in 2014 and will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 24 this year) and remain open through July 14, closing July 15.
- Officer Lee Lawshe of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) received the 2014 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award among other prestigious awards he received this year.
- The Suwannee River reached flood stage at Ellaville Tuesday, prompting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to activate idle-speed, no-wake restrictions for the area of the river from U.S. 90 in Ellaville south to State Road 51 in Luraville.
- The 2,431 acre prescribed burn will take place west of Highway 67 in Liberty County between Forest Highway 13 and Forest Roads 126 and 183. The burn will improve wildlife habitat, eliminate vegetation build up and reduce the threat of wildfires.
- If you’ve ever wanted to explore the woods with a guide, your golden opportunity is Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the 17th annual “Welcome to the Woods” event at Seminole Forest Wildlife Management Area in Lake County.
- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet April 15-17 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana. The Institute is west of the city of Midway on U.S. 90. Full-day business sessions Wednesday and Thursday start at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday’s half-day discussions session starts at 1 p.m.
- Across Florida there are signs that spring has sprung, from the fine layer of yellow pollen coating everything in the north to folks returning to the water sans wetsuit in the south. Warmer water also means the return of Spanish mackerel, a feisty fish that migrates south when the water temperature dips below 70 and should be returning to north Florida waters right about now...