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Hunter safety courses offered in 3 counties in June

May 31, 2018 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Everglades National Park and FWC to Expand Python Removal Efforts

May 31, 2018 

Everglades National Park and the FWC are partnering to expand the park’s Python Removal Authorized Agent Program by allowing paid FWC contractors to remove pythons in Everglades National Park.  

FWC plans hydrilla treatment in Lake Hatchineha

May 31, 2018 

The FWC will treat a 150-acre trail to enable navigation on the lake, using herbicides approved for use in lakes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  

FWC investigating freshwater turtle die-off in central Florida

May 30, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is investigating a die-off of freshwater turtles and is asking the public to assist by providing information.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

May 29, 2018 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from June 4 through June 15, weather permitting. 

Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters

May 23, 2018 

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of Mexico waters and all federal Gulf waters June 1, and will remain open through Dec. 31.  

Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

May 23, 2018 

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. Snook is also currently closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, and will reopen for harvest statewide Sept. 1.  

Amberjack, gray triggerfish close June 1 in Gulf state waters

May 23, 2018 

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters closes June 1 and will remain closed through July 31, reopening Aug. 1. 

Lionfish tournaments remove 15,000 lionfish, including 5 tagged Lionfish Challenge fish

May 22, 2018 

More than 200 people have already registered to participate in the statewide Challenge, which rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not.  

Hunter safety courses offered in 5 counties

May 18, 2018 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122.  

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