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Hogfish conservation measures and boundaries effective Aug. 24

August 14, 2017 

The size limit increase and recreational season will allow Atlantic hogfish more opportunities to spawn before entering the fishery and, along with a bag limit change, will help rebuild the Keys/east Florida hogfish population to sustainable levels.  

Catch a Florida Memory with 10-year-old Katlyn Paul

August 10, 2017 

Katlyn’s love of the water runs deep, and working on her life list is more about the experience than the recognition.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in September

August 09, 2017 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525. 

Hunter safety course offered in September for Madison County

August 09, 2017 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at MyFWC.com/HunterSafety or by calling the FWC’s regional office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.  

Take a bowhunter education course in September

August 09, 2017 

Students should register for the course they choose by calling the FWC's North Central Regional Office at 386-754-1654 or by visiting MyFWC.com/Bowhunt.  

FWC adds new category to Florida Saltwater Fishing Records program

August 08, 2017 

The FWC, in collaboration with IGFA, maintains state all-tackle records for the heaviest marine fishes caught in Florida waters, including 77 species in both conventional tackle and fly-fishing categories.  

FWC asks hunters to help monitor for CWD

August 04, 2017 

We’re fortunate that CWD has not been found in Florida or our neighboring states. But it’s going to take the help of hunters to keep it that way. 

Update: Gulf County bay scallop season opening remains postponed

August 04, 2017 

The season postponement will continue until scallop samples test safe for human consumption.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

August 02, 2017 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from Aug. 7 through Aug. 18, weather permitting.  

Spotted seatrout: Input needed, 2 more workshops added

August 01, 2017 

Do you fish for spotted seatrout? The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has been hearing concerns from anglers about the spotted seatrout population and wants to know what you are seeing. 

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