Posts Tagged ‘FWC’

  • Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the FWC

    Feb 2, 17 • 278 Views • FWCComments 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...

  • FWC to meet Feb. 8-9 in Crystal River

    Feb 1, 17 • 279 Views • FWCComments 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...

  • Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

    Jan 25, 17 • 226 Views • FWCComments 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...

  • Imperiled Species Management Plan rule changes are in effect

    Jan 18, 17 • 310 Views • FWC, Homepg SliderComments Off on Imperiled Species Management Plan rule changes are in effect

    The Imperiled Species Management Plan rule changes are now in effect, including changes in listing status for many species. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the groundbreaking plan in an effort to achieve conservation...

  • FWC names Jason Hutchinson 2017 Officer of the Year

    Jan 13, 17 • 371 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC names Jason Hutchinson 2017 Officer of the Year

    He’s rescued a first-time hunter lost at night in the treacherous Escambia River swamp, caught people illegally night hunting and trespassing, discovered a hidden alligator snapping turtle and even apprehended one of his area’s most wanted methamphetamine...

  • January “Outta’ the Woods”: Make a kid’s first hunting trip great

    Jan 9, 17 • 234 Views • FWCComments Off on January “Outta’ the Woods”: Make a kid’s first hunting trip great

    January “Outta’ the Woods” By Tony Young As sure as I eat black-eyed peas and collard greens with hog jowls every New Year’s Day, we Americans love our traditions. Whether it’s our taste in music, what we wear, what and how we celebrate, or...

  • FWC awards $825,000 to local governments to reduce human-bear conflicts

    Dec 13, 16 • 469 Views • FWC, Homepg SliderComments Off on FWC awards $825,000 to local governments to reduce human-bear conflicts

    Twelve counties to receive funding aimed to curb human-bear conflicts The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today announced which local governments will be awarded a share of the $825,000 in bear-conflict reduction funding. This funding...

  • Go “wild” with your holiday shopping

    Dec 12, 16 • 287 Views • FWCComments Off on Go “wild” with your holiday shopping

    It’s fun and easy to help Florida fish and wildlife, and the wild places they live, when you shop this holiday season. Did you know the proceeds from some gifts directly fund conservation? There are gifts to show your support of wildlife, and gifts that...

  • FWC releases videos to educate Floridians on how to avoid conflicts with bears

    Dec 1, 16 • 303 Views • FWC, Homepg SliderComments Off on FWC releases videos to educate Floridians on how to avoid conflicts with bears

    Bear cub peeking around tree (photo: FWC Flickr) As part of a continuing effort to reduce conflicts with bears, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is releasing two new videos in the “Living with Florida Black Bears” series,...

  • FWC approves historic plan to conserve imperiled species

    Nov 17, 16 • 549 Views • FWC, Homepg SliderComments Off on FWC approves historic plan to conserve imperiled species

    23 species are the first group among 60 species receiving draft species action plans this year. Included in the first group is a plan for wading birds that are among Florida’s most iconic species: little blue heron, reddish egret, roseate spoonbill, snowy...