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Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state, federal waters

October 08, 2014 

Season to remain open through May 15. Regulations are the same in state, federal waters. 

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop in West Palm Beach

October 08, 2014 

Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 at Everglades Youth Conservation Camp. 

Another good year for sea turtles nesting in Florida

October 08, 2014 

Loggerhead nest numbers remain high; leatherbacks reached state new record. 

TrophyCatch builds on success, launches season 3

October 03, 2014 

More than $200,000 worth of individual prizes will be awarded for season 2, thanks to TrophyCatch’s valued corporate partners. 

Patrolling, protecting, preserving: yesterday, today, tomorrow

October 02, 2014 

Though there have been many developments in the management of Florida’s natural resources, the goals have remained quite similar. 

Cooler weather brings more hunting opportunities

October 01, 2014 

Here are a few things to know regarding upcoming seasons. 

FWC officer receives national award

September 26, 2014 

Officer Lee Lawshe named Officer of the Year by Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies. 

Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25

September 22, 2014 

Final day to harvest is Sept. 24. 

FWRI gears up for 20th annual MarineQuest open house

September 19, 2014 

Saturday, Oct. 18 at FWRI headquarters in St. Petersburg. 

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