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Florida’s statewide alligator harvest begins Aug. 15

August 15, 2018 

Florida’s statewide alligator harvest, nationally and internationally recognized as a model program for the sustainable use of a renewable natural resource, begins Aug. 15. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued more than 7,500 permits, including an additional 1,313 county-wide permits, as a method to help manage the alligator population. 

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). 

Help prevent CWD

August 07, 2018 

Chronic Wasting Disease, or CWD as it’s more commonly called, has most recently been detected in Mississippi. This is the closest the fatal deer disease has been to our Florida border. 

Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties in August

July 31, 2018 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in four counties in August (list follows). 

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in three counties in July

July 06, 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.  

Osceola public shooting range closes for repairs

July 05, 2018 

The Lewis D. Whitaker Osceola Shooting Range in Lake City will be closed beginning July 16 through Aug. 13. 

Join the Dove Club or go primitive on St. Vincent Island

July 02, 2018 

Because dove hunting is one of the best ways to introduce new people to hunting and enjoy time afield with friends and family, the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program. 

Take a Bowhunter Education course in August

June 28, 2018 

Students should register for the course by calling the FWC's North Central Regional Office at 386-754-1654 or by visiting MyFWC.com/Bowhunt. Students of all ages may participate.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in August

June 28, 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 courses offered in 2 counties

June 22, 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 West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

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