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FWC ends relocation of sea turtle eggs in Franklin, Gulf counties

August 13, 2010 

Sea turtle nests on the eastern portion of Florida Panhandle beaches will no longer be excavated and transported to the Atlantic coast.  

Wanted: Black bear agent

August 12, 2010 

Do you like bears and working outdoors? Do you like to help people learn to live with wildlife? Can you stomach handling bear carcasses? Would you like to earn a little money doing this and more?  

Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Butler chain

August 12, 2010 

Hydrilla treatments for the Butler Chain of Lakes are scheduled for Aug. 17-30 by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Invasive Plant Management Section and Orange County.  

Baby wildlife 'rescues' are unnecessary

August 11, 2010 

This time of year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) begins getting calls about "abandoned" baby wild animals that well-meaning people believe are in need of rescue. These rescues are unnecessary, and they actually may do more harm than good.  

Apply for daily dove hunt permits beginning Aug. 24

August 11, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will accept applications to be included in a random drawing for daily dove hunt permits from 10 a.m. Aug. 24 through 11:59 p.m. Sept. 7.  

Bowhunter Jamboree to feature free bowhunting course

August 11, 2010 

People attending the Bowhunter Jamboree at the Citrus Wildlife Management Area, near Inverness, will have a chance to take a free bowhunting course, Sept. 4 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Adopters needed for Jacksonville Pet Amnesty Day

August 10, 2010 

In an effort to keep unwanted exotic pets out of Florida's native habitats, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), along with the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, will host another Pet Amnesty Day at the zoo on Sept. 25. Currently, the FWC needs people who qualify to provide good homes for pets that are turned in at the event.  

FWC offering local government workshops for gopher tortoise conservation

August 09, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct regional workshops in August for local government personnel. The workshops include an overview of the FWC's Gopher Tortoise Management Plan and permitting guidelines. They also will address several other FWC programs, including the Florida Wildlife Conservation Guide.  

Lake Lawne hydrilla treatment begins this week

August 09, 2010 

Hydrilla treatments will begin this week on Lake Lawne in Orange County. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Invasive Plant Management Section and a contractor, Applied Aquatics, are doing the work.  

'Living in bear country' guest lecture August 22

August 06, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Northwest Florida State College are hosting a lecture on bear safety on Sunday, Aug. 22, from 3:30-5 p.m.  

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