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FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

November 09, 2018 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in established boat trails on the lake. Boat trails requiring hydrilla treatment to maintain navigation include County Trail B, Shoreline south of County Trail C, Lighthouse Cove and River Retreats Trail.  

Help plan the future of Andrews Wildlife Management Area

October 26, 2018 

FWC staff will present the draft land management plan for the FWC-managed Andrews WMA, and people will be encouraged to comment and ask questions.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in November

October 16, 2018 

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. 

FWC restores aquatic habitat on Orange Lake

October 08, 2018 

About 160 acres of willows and invasive exotic sedge and floating tussocks will be administered treatment, which will improve habitat for waterfowl and restore conditions favorable for the fishery in the lake near Gainesville in Alachua County.  

Public invited to discuss Orange Lake management activities at upcoming meeting

October 01, 2018 

FWC staff will provide brief updates on lake conditions, recent management activities, and habitat management actions planned for the next nine months.  

Bay scallop season closes Sept. 11 in Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County

September 05, 2018 

The 2018 recreational bay scallop season for Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County closes Sept. 11 with the last day open to harvest being Sept. 10.  

Hunter safety course offered in October for Lafayette County

September 05, 2018 

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 internet-completion courses offered in October

September 05, 2018 

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.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Ocala!

August 31, 2018 

The Florida Fisha and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic in Ocala on Sept. 15. 

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in September

August 14, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety internet-completion courses in 13 counties during September (list follows). 

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