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FWC approves draft rules for hunting

June 23, 2010 

One rule would make crossbows legal for all hunters during the archery season on private lands.  

FWC moves toward prohibiting fox, coyote enclosures

June 23, 2010 

The decision followed consideration of several options and several hours of comments from the public. 

FWC supports 'Operation Dry Water' for 2nd year

June 22, 2010 

It may seem like an oxymoron, but the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants Florida waters to remain dry this summer. "Dry," as in free of alcohol, that is.  

On July 1 resident shoreline fishing license is free; other prices increase

June 22, 2010 

The license for Florida residents to catch saltwater fish from shore or a structure affixed to shore cost $9 last year, but beginning July 1, it's free. Other license and permit fees will increase on that date.  

FWC charges 2 with harming sea turtle nest

June 22, 2010 

Two Englewood women were arrested June 21 on third-degree felony charges for knowingly disturbing a sea turtle nest.  

FWC patrolling the waters of Northwest Florida

June 21, 2010 

The FWC's mission since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil platform in late April has been reconnaissance: tracking the movement of oil along the coast. 

Dove Club permits go on sale July 1

June 21, 2010 

Six special-opportunity dove fields will be open to the public this season through the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's special-opportunity Dove Club Program.  

Guana Dam reopens for fishing

June 18, 2010 

The water and land area surrounding the water control structure on the Guana dam at Guana River Wildlife Management Area that has been closed since May 3 is reopening this weekend, just in time for the free saltwater fishing weekend. The area has been closed for necessary repairs to the structure.  

Saltwater fishing regulations are still in force

June 18, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants everyone to know that even though some recreational and commercial saltwater fishing seasons have been temporarily extended and people can saltwater fish without a license on Father's Day weekend, all other Florida saltwater fishing regulations are still in effect.  

Florida provides for increased Apalachicola Bay oyster production

June 17, 2010 

Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson and Chairman Rodney Barreto of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today announced that both the winter and summer oyster harvesting areas in the Apalachicola Bay System will be opened for harvest seven days per week through Aug. 31.  

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