Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area explore the outdoors event rescheduled to Jan. 27

    Dec 7, 17 • 97 Views • BusinessComments Off on Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area explore the outdoors event rescheduled to Jan. 27

    On Saturday, Jan. 27, the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area will host a day of fun and exploration celebrating Florida’s 75-year history of conserving native species and habitats on its wildlife management areas. The Florida Fish and Wildlife...

  • FWC approves new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County

    Dec 6, 17 • 63 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC approves new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved a new Critical Wildlife Area in Volusia County. The small island, known as Port Orange Colony and now approved as a CWA, shelters hundreds of brown pelicans during nesting season. It...

  • FWC honors Megan Malicoat as 2017 Boating Officer of the Year

    Dec 6, 17 • 45 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC honors Megan Malicoat as 2017 Boating Officer of the Year

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today recognized Officer Megan Malicoat as its 2017 Boating Officer of the Year during the Commission meeting in Gainesville. The annual award honors a state officer whose efforts show outstanding...

  • Gary Ellis, Highlands County ASA, honored as FWC Prosecutor of the Year

    Dec 6, 17 • 42 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on Gary Ellis, Highlands County ASA, honored as FWC Prosecutor of the Year

    During the Dec. 5-7 Commission meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) honored Highlands County Assistant State Attorney Gary Ellis with the agency’s Prosecutor of the Year Award. Ellis is a prior recipient of...

  • FWC Lt. James Yetter awarded agency’s Medal of Valor with Lifesaving for actions during Hurricane Harvey

    Dec 6, 17 • 29 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWCComments Off on FWC Lt. James Yetter awarded agency’s Medal of Valor with Lifesaving for actions during Hurricane Harvey

    During the Dec. 5-7 Commission meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) honored Lt. James Yetter with the agency’s Medal of Valor with Lifesaving for his actions during Hurricane Harvey response in Texas. On Aug....

  • Learn about duck and dove hunting with new guide and webpage

    Dec 1, 17 • 215 Views • FWCComments Off on Learn about duck and dove hunting with new guide and webpage

    December “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young We have a new Guide to Waterfowl Hunting in Florida publication that can be found at MyFWC.com/Duck. It’s a valuable tool for beginning waterfowl hunters, but experienced waterfowlers will appreciate it, too....

  • Public invited to Tosohatchee WMA to have fun, explore Florida’s 75-year legacy of conserving wildlife

    Nov 29, 17 • 154 Views • FWCComments Off on Public invited to Tosohatchee WMA to have fun, explore Florida’s 75-year legacy of conserving wildlife

    On Saturday, Dec. 9, the Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area will host a day of fun and exploration celebrating Florida’s 75-year history of conserving native species and habitats on its wildlife management areas. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

  • FWC to meet Dec. 5-7 in Gainesville

    Nov 28, 17 • 200 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC to meet Dec. 5-7 in Gainesville

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Dec. 5-7 at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville. The address is 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. on Tuesday and 8:30 a.m. each day...

  • FWC certifies new state record shoal bass

    Nov 21, 17 • 78 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 • 148 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...