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Tiger shark, hammerhead protections start Jan. 1

December 28, 2011 

Commissioners approved the regulations at their Nov. 16 meeting. 

S. Fla. spotted seatrout season opens Jan. 1; management changes coming soon

December 28, 2011 

The opening rings in a recreational closure-free year. 

New Year’s messages from the FWC

December 28, 2011 

To help them enjoy their experiences, people say they want protection for habitats and public access, and education for the next generation. 

Established public hunting areas do not have 7-day antlerless deer season

December 22, 2011 

Check an area's rules and regulations brochure beforehand. 

Nuisance alligator trappers sought in Gilchrist, Levy counties

December 21, 2011 

Applications must be received by Jan. 6. 

Recreational red grouper bag limit to increase in Gulf state waters; grouper season closures near

December 20, 2011 

Both measures will help the state achieve consistency with federal red and gag grouper management efforts. 

Yulee man sentenced, fined in felony dumping of derelict vessel

December 20, 2011 

Sentence includes 60 days in jail, 1 year probation, $1,965 fine. 

Student videos teach Floridians to be ‘bear smart’

December 16, 2011 

High-schoolers produced public service messages for FWC contest. 

Nuisance-gator trappers sought for Hillsborough, Manatee

December 16, 2011 

Application deadline is Jan. 5. 

Medard Reservoir reopens Dec. 31; no harvest of sport fish, catfish allowed yet

December 15, 2011 

Lake had been drained for repairs to water-control structure. Fish populations still recovering. 

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