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Snook to close in Gulf state and federal waters

April 28, 2017 

Snook will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Fernandina Beach promises day of learning, fun

April 27, 2017 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Amelia Island State Park near the George Crady Bridge Fishing Pier, 9000 Heckscher Drive. 

New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection

April 26, 2017 

Contact with nature is an important part of growing up and linking Americans to one another; competing priorities and other factors impede getting outdoors. 

Join a bioblitz to survey species on wildlife management areas

April 25, 2017 

During this year’s 75th anniversary of the Florida WMA system, for the first time bioblitzes are happening around the state, guided by biologists with the Florida FWC. 

Families invited to free Outdoor Experience at Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center

April 24, 2017 

Enjoy fun outdoor activities April 29 at the 2017 Outdoor Experience, a free family event hosted by the FWC at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

FWC making it easier, more rewarding to remove pythons

April 24, 2017 

The FWC is launching new programs to encourage people to help remove nonnative Burmese pythons from the Everglades ecosystem and surrounding area.  

Shikar-Safari honors 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year

April 20, 2017 

The Shikar-Safari Club International named Officer Jason Hutchinson its 2017 Wildlife Officer of the Year during the FWC's meeting near Tallahassee. 

FWC discusses creating additional fishing opportunities for gag grouper in Gulf 4-county region

April 20, 2017 

At its April meeting, the FWC discussed the future management of Gulf of Mexico gag grouper and approved a draft proposal to extend the recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties.  

FWC approves 78-day recreational red snapper 2017 season in Gulf waters

April 20, 2017 

At its April meeting in Tallahassee, the FWC set the 2017 Gulf state waters recreational red snapper season. 

FWC updates management efforts as number of nesting eagles continues to increase

April 20, 2017 

With a healthy eagle population, the FWC is updating management efforts and conservation actions. 

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