January 19, 2016
Painted and indigo buntings breed in northern Florida, spend the winter primarily in southern Florida and can be found throughout much of the state during spring and fall migration. Poachers illegally trap these beautiful birds to sell them, often to unsuspecting members of the public.
December 23, 2015
The eight-point buck was stolen out of the back of a hunter’s truck in Tallahassee on Dec. 20 in the parking lot of Outback Steakhouse between the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. while he was away from his vehicle. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at (888) 404-3922.
November 18, 2015
During the Nov. 18 FWC meeting in Panama City Beach, Officer David Brady, whose courage, training and perserverance saved his own life, received the agency’s Purple Heart and Award of Valor for his actions in the line of duty.
September 03, 2015
Investigator Rene Taboas and Officer Roberto Rodriguez saved the life of an infant who had stopped breathing while it was on a family boat ride during the summer.
September 03, 2015
The FWC recognized 15th Judicial Circuit Assistant State Attorney Andrew Sando with the FWC’s Prosecutor of the Year award at its Commission meeting Sept. 3 in Fort Lauderdale.
July 24, 2015
Jeffrey Jackmack (DOB 06/16/1970) of Naples was the operator of a vessel involved in a fatal Collier County boating accident on June 2, 2013.
July 20, 2015
As a result of an ongoing marine resource investigation, FWC officers conducted stops on two suspect vessels. These stops revealed undersized and illegal species onboard each vessel.
July 09, 2015
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators are asking businesses on Anna Maria Island to check video surveillance records for any sign of an all-terrain vehicle that destroyed five sea turtle nests and killed three black skimmer chicks on the night of June 27.
June 30, 2015
The FWC is seeking information about the identity of a man and woman responsible for knowingly driving an all-terrain vehicle through marked-off sea turtle and shorebird nesting areas – destroying five sea turtle nests and killing two black skimmer chicks.
June 25, 2015
Capt. Pat Kelly, Florida Guides Association president, presented FWC Officer Ken Thompson with the “Trained Eyes Coastwatchers” Officer of the Year award. Dr. Luiz Barbieri with the FWC’s Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, received the Capt. Phil Chapman Conservation Award.