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TrophyCatch celebrates first two Hall of Fame bass caught on Lake Istokpoga

June 11, 2018 

Since TrophyCatch was launched in 2012, there have been 430 TrophyCatch-approved largemouth bass weighing 8 pounds or heavier caught on Lake Istokpoga. 

Bay scallop season opens June 16 in Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County

June 11, 2018 

The 2018 recreational bay scallop season for Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County opens June 16 and will remain open through Sept. 10.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Port Canaveral promises day of learning, fun

June 07, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon at Cruise Terminal #1, 9050 Discovery Road. 

FWC restores aquatic habitat on Lake Istokpoga

June 04, 2018 

Thousands of aquatic plants will be transplanted into Lake Istokpoga to help restore this popular shallow-water bass fishing lake in Highlands County. 

FWC offers additional BearWise funding to reduce conflicts

June 04, 2018 

The FWC will focus on providing funding to local governments with BearWise ordinances that require residents and businesses to keep garbage secure from bears.  

Recreational red snapper season starts June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters

June 04, 2018 

The recreational red snapper season will start June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 20, closing July 21.  

Take a hunter safety class this summer!

June 04, 2018 

If you haven’t completed the state’s hunter safety course requirement, now’s a good time to sign up. Many of these classes, offered statewide, fill up fast.  

Hunter safety courses offered in 3 counties in June

May 31, 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 Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Everglades National Park and FWC to Expand Python Removal Efforts

May 31, 2018 

Everglades National Park and the FWC are partnering to expand the park’s Python Removal Authorized Agent Program by allowing paid FWC contractors to remove pythons in Everglades National Park.  

FWC plans hydrilla treatment in Lake Hatchineha

May 31, 2018 

The FWC will treat a 150-acre trail to enable navigation on the lake, using herbicides approved for use in lakes by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.  

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