Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • Be bat aware: Maternity season starts April 16

    Apr 11, 17 • 129 Views • FWCComments Off on Be bat aware: Maternity season starts April 16

    Florida’s four-month bat maternity season starts April 16 and lasts through Aug. 14. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding the public that they cannot do exclusions to remove bats from buildings during this time when bats...

  • FWC to meet April 19-20 near Tallahassee

    Apr 11, 17 • 142 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC to meet April 19-20 near Tallahassee

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet April 19-20 at the Florida Public Safety Institute, 85 Academy Drive, Havana, FL 32333. The Institute is west of the city of Midway on U.S. 90. Both sessions are open to the public. The...

  • Gov. Scott Announces Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days

    Mar 29, 17 • 147 Views • FWC, GovernmentComments Off on Gov. Scott Announces Freshwater License-Free Fishing Days

    Governor Rick Scott announced that this weekend, April 1st and 2nd, Floridians and visitors will be able to fish without a freshwater recreational fishing license. All bag limits, seasons, and size restrictions will still apply. Governor Scott said, “This...

  • FWC documents panther kittens north of Caloosahatchee River

    Mar 27, 17 • 159 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC documents panther kittens north of Caloosahatchee River

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has verified the presence of at least two panther kittens north of the Caloosahatchee River in southwest Florida. These kittens are presumed to be the offspring of the first wild female panther...

  • Spiny lobster season closes April 1

    Mar 23, 17 • 165 Views • FWCComments Off on Spiny lobster season closes April 1

    The spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1, and will reopen Aug. 6. The two-day recreational sport season is the last consecutive Wednesday and Thursday of July, which is July 26 and 27...

  • Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

    Mar 22, 17 • 162 Views • FWCComments Off on Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

    In balmy spring weather, both manatees and boaters are cruising through Florida’s waterways. For manatees, it is a seasonal ritual when they abandon winter retreats and head north along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and through inland waters. For boaters, it...

  • FWC encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boater education class

    Mar 20, 17 • 127 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boater education class

    World-class fishing, crystal blue waters, endless sunshine – there’s so much about Florida’s waterways to enjoy. During the week of March 19-25, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

  • FWC encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boater education class

    Mar 17, 17 • 245 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC encourages boaters to ‘Spring Aboard’ by taking a boater education class

    World-class fishing, crystal blue waters, endless sunshine – there’s so much about Florida’s waterways to enjoy. During the week of March 19-25, the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...

  • Lionfish Panhandle Pilot Program ends May 19

    Mar 10, 17 • 153 Views • FWCComments Off on Lionfish Panhandle Pilot Program ends May 19

    Panhandle lionfish hunters only have until May 19 to compete in the Panhandle Pilot Program. This yearlong lionfish removal incentive program rewards divers for harvesting lionfish off Escambia through Franklin counties. The program may be ending, but...

  • Florida’s spring turkey season provides one of the most special opportunities in country

    Mar 2, 17 • 208 Views • FWCComments Off on Florida’s spring turkey season provides one of the most special opportunities in country

    March 4 marks the opening of Florida’s spring turkey season on private lands south of State Road 70, one of the first opportunities in the country for hunters to pursue this impressive game bird. Florida turkey hunting is unique for another reason. It’s...