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FWC plans prescribed burn on Lake Okeechobee

December 07, 2016 

The FWC is planning to conduct a prescribed burn on 20,000 acres of Lake Okeechobee in a marsh area south of the Kissimmee River and north of the Indian Prairie (C-40) Canal. 

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15

December 06, 2016 

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2017, reopening to harvest Feb. 1.  

Everything you need to know about duck and dove hunting regulations

December 05, 2016 

Hunting during the holidays is such a longstanding tradition in our country, which allows hunters to participate in the management and conservation of wildlife while putting healthy, free-range protein on our family’s dinner table.  

FWC certifies first state record Mayan cichlid

December 02, 2016 

FWC fisheries biologists certified the first state record Mayan cichlid weighing 2.37 pounds caught by Jonathan Johnson from Fort Myers on Nov. 28, 2016.  

NOTICE: Apalachicola Bay oyster monitoring stations start Dec. 5

December 02, 2016 

Starting Dec. 5 through May 31, 2017, commercial and recreational harvest of oysters is prohibited on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  

FWC releases videos to educate Floridians on how best to avoid conflicts with bears

December 01, 2016 

The new videos are being added to the existing “Living with Florida Black Bears” series and the FWC plans to release more bear-related videos in the coming months. The short videos help meet the information needs of a busy public.  

St. Johns River to get improved manatee protection signs

November 30, 2016 

The FWC will begin work to install waterway markers for state-adopted manatee protection zones in the St. Johns River within Putnam, Lake and Volusia counties. The work will begin mid-January and should be completed in four to six weeks.  

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

November 29, 2016 

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2017, reopening to harvest March 1, 2017.  

Learn about landowner-led prescribed burn associations at FWC workshops

November 23, 2016 

Prescribed burn associations can partner with natural resource professionals, such as Landowner Assistance Program staff and university extension faculty, to receive technical assistance and training.  

Giving thanks for Florida’s one-of-a-kind Osceola wild turkey

November 23, 2016 

Florida is the only place in the world where the Osceola subspecies is found. Also known as the Florida wild turkey, this unique bird lives only on the Florida peninsula.  

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