Posts Tagged ‘MyFWC’

  • Sign up for the 2018 Lionfish Challenge, win up to $5,000

    Apr 19, 18 • 65 Views • FWCComments Off on Sign up for the 2018 Lionfish Challenge, win up to $5,000

    Attention recreational and commercial lionfish hunters: Registration for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) 2018 Lionfish Challenge is open. Register at MyFWC.com/Lionfish. This year’s Challenge begins on Lionfish Removal and...

  • Help nesting sea turtles by keeping beaches dark and free of obstacles at night

    Mar 1, 18 • 187 Views • FWCComments Off on Help nesting sea turtles by keeping beaches dark and free of obstacles at night

    Keeping beaches dark at night and free of obstacles will help sea turtles during their nesting season, which begins in Florida on March 1 and lasts through the end of October. Bright artificial lighting can misdirect and disturb nesting sea turtles and their...

  • Report horseshoe crab spawning sightings with new FWC app

    Feb 27, 18 • 149 Views • FWCComments Off on Report horseshoe crab spawning sightings with new FWC app

    Mating horseshoe crabs. Photo by Connie Mier. Spring is peak mating season for horseshoe crabs, and biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourage sighting reports with the new FWC Reporter application. Horseshoe crabs...

  • FWC certifies new state record shoal bass

    Nov 21, 17 • 213 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...

  • Giving thanks for Florida’s one-of-a-kind Osceola wild turkey

    Nov 16, 17 • 380 Views • FWCComments Off on Giving thanks for Florida’s one-of-a-kind Osceola wild turkey

    Did you know there are five subspecies of wild turkey in North America? However, Florida is the only place in the world where the Osceola subspecies is found. Also known as the Florida wild turkey, this unique bird lives only on the Florida peninsula....

  • FWC Chairman to move into a new arena of conservation service in 2018

    Nov 6, 17 • 423 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC Chairman to move into a new arena of conservation service in 2018

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) congratulates Chairman Brian Yablonski on his new position as Executive Director of the Property and Environment Research Center, a national conservation research institute in Bozeman, Montana,...

  • Zone C deer season opener provides a connection to the outdoors

    Oct 27, 17 • 328 Views • FWCComments Off on Zone C deer season opener provides a connection to the outdoors

    New hunters invited to learn about hunting and conservation through FWC programs On Saturday, Nov. 4, Florida’s Zone C general gun deer season begins, providing hunters the opportunity to slow down and immerse themselves in the splendor of the outdoors. For...

  • FWC invites public comments for Division of Law Enforcement reaccreditation assessment

    Oct 26, 17 • 287 Views • FWCComments Off on FWC invites public comments for Division of Law Enforcement reaccreditation assessment

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement is seeking reaccreditation from the Commission for Florida Law Enforcement Accreditation (CFA). “A team of CFA-certified assessors will arrive Dec. 12 to examine the...

  • November weekend added to Gulf gray triggerfish state season

    Oct 25, 17 • 222 Views • FWCComments Off on November weekend added to Gulf gray triggerfish state season

    The gray triggerfish recreational season in Gulf state waters will be open an additional weekend this November to provide anglers with fishing opportunities that were missed due to bad weather from Hurricane Nate earlier in the season. Gray triggerfish will...

  • Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by pledging to create a new conservationist

    Sep 19, 17 • 465 Views • FWCComments Off on Celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day by pledging to create a new conservationist

    For many residents of Florida, time spent hunting and fishing are treasured moments. Hunting and fishing bring friends and family together and provide one of the most immersive outdoor experiences you can have. To encourage people to share their love of the...