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FWC hosts Lake Okeechobee habitat and fisheries management meeting

January 22, 2018 

The meeting will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 at the South Florida Water Management District Service Center, 3800 NW 16th Blvd., Suite A, Okeechobee, FL 34972.  

Explore the outdoors! Tosohatchee Wildlife Management Area celebrates 75 years of Florida WMAs

January 18, 2018 

The FWC invites the public to enjoy this free, family-friendly Tosohatchee WMA event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27. The event was rescheduled from a previously announced date. 

FWC installs fish attractors on Lake Talquin

January 17, 2018 

The FWC has installed a total of 100 fish attractors (artificial fish habitat) at four public fishing piers on Lake Talquin in order to enhance fishing opportunities for shore and bank anglers.  

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for Broward County

January 12, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers in Broward County. 

FWC requests assistance in identifying person who injured a hunter on Chipola River WMA

January 08, 2018 

On the morning of Dec. 29, 2017, an incident occurred on the Chipola River WMA near Waddell Mill Creek and Bump Nose Road in Jackson County, which resulted in Brendan Dew (DOB 10/1/1996), of Marianna, being struck in the leg by a single projectile. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Jan. 13 in Naples

January 08, 2018 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.  

Family Saltwater Fishing Clinic Jan. 20 in Jupiter

January 08, 2018 

The Fisheries for Veterans Project will host a day-long saltwater fishing clinic for adults and their family members 13 years and older from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Jan. 20 at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area,. 

St. Johns River blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 16

January 05, 2018 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in all waters of the St. Johns River system must be removed from the water before Jan. 16, the first day of a 10-day trap closure.  

FWC uses prescribed fire as best management tool for maintaining wildlife habitat

January 04, 2018 

Prescribed fire is the best and most cost-effective tool the FWC's wildlife managers have for managing wildlife habitat, especially large tracts.  

FWC monitoring sea turtles, manatees during cold weather

January 03, 2018 

FWC staff, partners and volunteers are monitoring the status of marine species affected most by the cold, and are prepared in case rescues are needed. 

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