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FWC officer injured in boating accident

August 31, 2010 

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer was injured Saturday evening when he was involved in a boating accident on the Santa Fe River.  

Chiefland bass fisherman faces fraud charges

August 31, 2010 

A Chiefland man is facing several charges stemming from his activities at a weekly bass tournament in Dixie County.  

Hunter safety course in Collier County

August 31, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course Sept. 8, 9, 11 and 19 in Collier County.  

Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade County

August 31, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will offer a free hunter safety course Sept. 10-12 in Miami-Dade County.  

Hearing on L. Kirk Edwards area plan Sept. 8

August 31, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct a public hearing next month to announce the proposed management plan for the L. Kirk Edwards Wildlife and Environmental Area (WEA) in Leon County.  

'Living in bear country' guest lecture Sept. 13

August 30, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Florida Trail Association will host a lecture on living safely with bears Monday, Sept. 13, from 7-8 p.m. (CDT).  

Youth Hunting Field Day Sept. 11

August 30, 2010 

New hunters looking for help and those with experience wanting to sharpen their skills will find it worthwhile to attend the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Youth Hunting Field Day on Saturday, Sept. 11 at Tall Timbers Research Station and Land Conservancy, north of Tallahassee.  

FWC, USFWS, Juno Beach Police snag sea turtle egg-poaching suspect

August 27, 2010 

A police sergeant's keen sense of observation resulted in the early morning, multi-agency arrest of a suspected sea turtle egg-poacher.  

FWC seeks input on possible red drum regulation changes

August 27, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled a series of public workshops this fall to discuss possible fishing regulation changes for red drum (redfish).  

Snook harvest closure still in effect

August 27, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds anglers that the harvest season for snook in Florida, which usually opens on Sept. 1, will remain closed through Sept. 16.  

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