Posts Tagged ‘Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’

  • FWC making it easier, more rewarding to remove pythons

    Apr 24, 17 • 239 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC making it easier, more rewarding to remove pythons

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is launching new programs to encourage people to help remove nonnative Burmese pythons from the Everglades ecosystem and surrounding area. Two new programs and a new Executive Order will provide...

  • Gulf greater amberjack state waters to close April 2

    Apr 20, 17 • 259 Views • Environment, FWCComments Off on Gulf greater amberjack state waters to close April 2

    At its April 20 meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved closing Gulf state waters to recreational harvest of greater amberjack for the remainder of 2017, starting April 22. This is consistent with the...

  • FWC updates management efforts as number of nesting eagles continues to increase

    Apr 20, 17 • 189 Views • Environment, FWCComments Off on FWC updates management efforts as number of nesting eagles continues to increase

    The bald eagle is one of the great conservation success stories. The bald eagle was removed from state listing in 2008 and since that time, the number of nesting eagles in Florida has continued to increase. With a healthy eagle population, the Florida Fish...

  • FWC approves 78-day recreational red snapper 2017 season in Gulf waters

    Apr 20, 17 • 158 Views • Business, Environment, FWCComments Off on FWC approves 78-day recreational red snapper 2017 season in Gulf waters

    At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the 2017 Gulf state waters recreational red snapper season. The 78-day Gulf recreational red snapper season will be as follows: Open Saturdays and Sundays in...

  • Shikar-Safari honors 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year

    Apr 20, 17 • 156 Views • Environment, FWCComments Off on Shikar-Safari honors 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year

    Today, the Shikar-Safari Club International named Officer Jason Hutchinson its 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year during the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) meeting near Tallahassee. Shikar-Safari Club International is a...

  • 16.75-pound bass takes lead for TrophyCatch Season 5

    Apr 13, 17 • 240 Views • FWCComments Off on 16.75-pound bass takes lead for TrophyCatch Season 5

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program announces its new Season 5 heaviest catch leader – Dominic Montalto with a 16-pound, 12-ounce largemouth bass caught in a private pond in Estero. This comes close to the...

  • FWC relocating Florida scrub-jays to increase populations

    Apr 12, 17 • 607 Views • Below Slider Featured, FWCComments Off on FWC relocating Florida scrub-jays to increase populations

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and Florida Forest Service, is relocating Florida scrub-jays to increase this threatened species’ populations on public lands. The goal is to relocate...

  • FWC provides tips for living with alligators

    Apr 12, 17 • 209 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC provides tips for living with alligators

    The American alligator FWC photo by Tim Donovan The American alligator is a conservation success story. Florida has a healthy and stable alligator population, which is estimated at 1.3 million and consists of alligators of every size. They are an important...

  • Governor Scott Awards FWC Officer Jason Hutchinson with the Medal of Heroism

    Apr 11, 17 • 232 Views • Awards & Recognition, FWC, GovernmentComments Off on Governor Scott Awards FWC Officer Jason Hutchinson with the Medal of Heroism

    During a meeting of the Florida Cabinet today, Governor Rick Scott recognized Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer Jason Hutchinson with the Governor’s Medal of Heroism. Officer Hutchinson was recently recognized as FWC’s 2017 Officer...

  • Be bat aware: Maternity season starts April 16

    Apr 11, 17 • 183 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...