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Panhandle blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 5

December 31, 2012 

During 10-day closure, authorized groups will retrieve lost, abandoned traps from water. 

Temporary harvest rules to take effect at Medard Reservoir

December 28, 2012 

More than 1.2 million fish have been stocked into the Plant City reservoir. 

Seasonal grouper closure starts Jan. 1 in Atlantic, Monroe Co. waters

December 27, 2012 

State waters in the Atlantic are from shore to 3 nautical miles out. 

New signs for birding, wildlife viewing trail something to sing about

December 19, 2012 

Signs lead to 113 new trail sites in 11 south Florida counties. 

Fort White man injured in hunting incident

December 19, 2012 

He was climbing over a fence, when his gun discharged, striking him in the abdomen. 

FWC sets public hearing for Hungryland WEA

December 18, 2012 

Jan. 9, 10 hearings in W. Palm Beach, Stuart will address units of the WEA where FWC is lead manager. 

Babcock-Webb Shooting Range schedule to change Dec.15

December 12, 2012 

New schedule ensures adequate staffing of safety officers during peak-use times. 

Necropsy complete: it’s a Florida panther

December 11, 2012 

The animal died after being struck by a vehicle Sunday night in Orange County. 

Powers Park boat ramp, fishing pier closed for tussock removal

December 11, 2012 

Windsor boat ramp, on east side of Newnans Lake, will remain open during the 2-day operation. 

Florida scrub-jays in Palm Bay to get new lease on life

December 11, 2012 

Friday meeting scheduled to review plan, answer questions. 

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