Archive for the ‘FWC’ Category

  • Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day This Thanksgiving Weekend

    Nov 22, 17 • 37 Views • FWCComments Off on Gov. Scott Announces License-Free Saltwater Fishing Day This Thanksgiving Weekend

    Governor Rick Scott today announced that Saturday, November 25th will be a license-free saltwater fishing day. This Saturday is part of eight total days offered each year by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) that allows residents and...

  • FWC certifies new state record shoal bass

    Nov 21, 17 • 44 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC certifies new state record shoal bass

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record shoal bass weighing 5.95 pounds and measuring 22.4 inches long, caught by 14-year-old angler Sheldon Grace from Headland, Alabama. Sheldon was...

  • FWC awards BearWise funding to 10 communities to reduce human-bear conflicts

    Nov 17, 17 • 112 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC awards BearWise funding to 10 communities to reduce human-bear conflicts

    Unsecured trash is the No. 1 reason that Florida black bears enter neighborhoods and come into conflict with people, so the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is awarding 10 communities with a total of $515,283 to address this critical...

  • Giving thanks for Florida’s one-of-a-kind Osceola wild turkey

    Nov 16, 17 • 167 Views • FWCComments Off on Giving thanks for Florida’s one-of-a-kind Osceola wild turkey

    Did you know there are five subspecies of wild turkey in North America? However, Florida is the only place in the world where the Osceola subspecies is found. Also known as the Florida wild turkey, this unique bird lives only on the Florida peninsula....

  • FWC Chairman to move into a new arena of conservation service in 2018

    Nov 6, 17 • 260 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC Chairman to move into a new arena of conservation service in 2018

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) congratulates Chairman Brian Yablonski on his new position as Executive Director of the Property and Environment Research Center, a national conservation research institute in Bozeman, Montana,...

  • Florida manatees on the move, public stewardship on the water makes a difference

    Nov 1, 17 • 101 Views • FWCComments Off on Florida manatees on the move, public stewardship on the water makes a difference

    People who remember in November to watch out for manatees as they begin migrating to warmer waters are making a difference in the species’ survival. Florida is home to more than 6,600 manatees. With the arrival of Manatee Awareness Month, people again are...

  • Zone C deer season opener provides a connection to the outdoors

    Oct 27, 17 • 131 Views • FWCComments Off on Zone C deer season opener provides a connection to the outdoors

    New hunters invited to learn about hunting and conservation through FWC programs On Saturday, Nov. 4, Florida’s Zone C general gun deer season begins, providing hunters the opportunity to slow down and immerse themselves in the splendor of the outdoors. For...

  • FWC invites public comments for Division of Law Enforcement reaccreditation assessment

    Oct 26, 17 • 110 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC invites public comments for Division of Law Enforcement reaccreditation assessment

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement is seeking reaccreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). “A team of CFA-certified assessors will arrive Dec. 12 to examine the...

  • November weekend added to Gulf gray triggerfish state season

    Oct 25, 17 • 110 Views • FWCComments Off on November weekend added to Gulf gray triggerfish state season

    The gray triggerfish recreational season in Gulf state waters will be open an additional weekend this November to provide anglers with fishing opportunities that were missed due to bad weather from Hurricane Nate earlier in the season. Gray triggerfish will...

  • 10 communities apply for BearWise funding

    Oct 25, 17 • 42 Views • FWCComments Off on 10 communities apply for BearWise funding

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has received applications from 10 communities for $515,283 in BearWise funding to help reduce human-bear conflicts. Eight counties applied for BearWise funds: Collier County Parks and Recreation,...