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Waterfowl hunt application period extended

News Release

Friday, October 22, 2010

Media contact: Joy Hill, 352-258-3426

The first application period for waterfowl hunts on T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area in Brevard County, including the Broadmoor Marsh Unit, has been extended through Oct. 28. It was originally scheduled from Oct. 15-24.

"A problem with the licensing system vendor has caused the applications to be down for this particular waterfowl area since Tuesday," said Erin Rainey, Recreational Licensing Section leader for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). "The applications are back up and running now; however, we want to extend the application period through Oct. 28 to allow customers ample time to submit their applications."

T.M. Goodwin Waterfowl Management Area and the Broadmoor Marsh Unit comprise a 6,270-acre wetland-restoration project in the upper St. Johns River basin. The objective of the areas is to maintain high quality wetland habitat for wintering, migrating and resident waterfowl, and other wetland wildlife, while providing recreational opportunities to the public. The two areas include 3,000 acres of intensively managed impoundments, with the remaining acres being maintained as open marsh habitat.

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