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A day on the water with Billy O.: A tale of friendship, fishing and bananas

September 21, 2018 

I was left with a newfound respect for a man teaching his children to fish and get outdoors, a renewed hope for the future of fishing and the next generation of conservationists, and a reminder that fishing and a love of the outdoors brings people together.  

Bay scallop season closes Sept. 25 in Franklin-NW Taylor and Levy-Hernando counties

September 20, 2018 

These season dates are for 2018 only. The FWC will be working toward creating a more permanent season structure in the future. 

FWC to meet Sept. 26-27 near Tallahassee

September 19, 2018 

The meeting is scheduled to start at 8:30 a.m., and the public will be provided opportunities to speak on agenda items each day.  

Support conservation while having fun this National Hunting and Fishing Day, celebrating #WhoTaughtYou

September 18, 2018 

The FWC encourages fellow conservationists to show appreciation for how they got involved in hunting, fishing, boating, wildlife viewing, birding, hiking, or other outdoor recreational activities.  

Hey, kids! Let’s go fishing!

September 13, 2018 

The derby, for children ages 6-12, will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13.  

Help plan the future of Herky Huffman/Bull Creek Wildlife Management Area

September 12, 2018 

People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Osceola Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 1 Courthouse Square #4700, Kissimmee.  

FWC awards 10 communities BearWise funding to reduce conflicts

September 12, 2018 

BearWise funding will be used to share the cost of bear-resistant trash cans, dumpsters and other equipment that will keep bears out of trash in neighborhoods and parks. 

FWC aiming to remove Northern African pythons in south Florida

September 06, 2018 

The Northern African python (also called an African rock or rock python) has been documented living in the Bird Drive Recharge Area, which covers approximately 6 square miles in western Miami-Dade County.  

FWC hosts iguana technical assistance workshop in Miramar

September 05, 2018 

The workshop will be held on Sept. 13 from 6:30-8 p.m. at the Miramar City Hall at 2300 Civic Center Place. Workshop participants will learn how to discourage iguanas from their property and about legal removal options and regulations pertaining to the species. 

Bay scallop season closes Sept. 11 in Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County

September 05, 2018 

The 2018 recreational bay scallop season for Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County closes Sept. 11 with the last day open to harvest being Sept. 10.  

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