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    FWC documents panther kittens north of Caloosahatchee River

    Mar 27, 17 • 53 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments 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...

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    Spiny lobster season closes April 1

    Mar 23, 17 • 64 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments 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...

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    Keep a lookout for manatees in motion this spring

    Mar 22, 17 • 57 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments 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...

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    Explore Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas with FWC’s Geocaching Challenge!

    Mar 13, 17 • 78 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on Explore Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas with FWC’s Geocaching Challenge!

    Grab your smartphone or GPS unit and go looking for geocaches scattered over Florida’s Wildlife Management Areas. It’s your chance to join a modern-day treasure hunt while soaking in the beauty of the wildlife and scenery on lead WMAs managed by the...

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

    Mar 2, 17 • 108 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments 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...

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    People can help nesting sea turtles!

    Mar 1, 17 • 88 Views • Environment, Fishing & Wildlife, Homepg SliderComments Off on People can help nesting sea turtles!

    Green Turtle Nesting Photo courtesy of FWC March is the beginning of Florida’s sea turtle nesting season, when female sea turtles leave the ocean to dig nests and lay golf ball-size eggs in the sand. People can help sea turtles that nest on Florida’s...

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    FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report

    Feb 27, 17 • 113 Views • Environment, Fishing & Wildlife, Homepg SliderComments Off on FWC continues seagrass research and conservation with new status report

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues its conservation of valuable seagrass beds in Florida’s coastal waters with a second edition of its statewide report. Scientists and collaborators from agencies across Florida, including...

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    Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the FWC

    Feb 2, 17 • 195 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the FWC

    With cooler temperatures throughout the Sunshine State, more people are likely to head to the woods to enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the...

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    FWC to meet Feb. 8-9 in Crystal River

    Feb 1, 17 • 204 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on FWC to meet Feb. 8-9 in Crystal River

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Feb. 8-9 at the Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, Florida 34429.  The meeting both days starts at 8:30 a.m. Both sessions are open to the public and...

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    Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

    Jan 25, 17 • 183 Views • Fishing & WildlifeComments Off on Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

    The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. In the...