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Hydrilla treatment scheduled for Lake Kissimmee

January 29, 2016 

The FWC will treat portions of Lake Kissimmee in Osceola County for hydrilla the first week of February. 

Join free fun at Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

January 28, 2016 

Join friends and neighbors for free birding tours, live entertainment, exhibitors and much more at the fourth annual Birdapalooza, a celebration of the rich diversity of birds and wildlife on the shores of Lake Apopka, one of Florida’s largest lakes. 

Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

January 27, 2016 

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. 

2016 Python Challenge™ photo contest kicks off today

January 22, 2016 

The contest allows people from all over the world to take part in this awareness effort on the negative impacts of nonnative species. 

Mutton snapper workshops scheduled for February

January 19, 2016 

Attend one of the upcoming mutton snapper workshop hosted in February by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  

FWC announces Jan. 20 deadline for comment on plan conserving 57 imperiled species

January 13, 2016 

The deadline for public comment on the plan is Wednesday, Jan. 20. People can go online to read the plan at MyFWC.com/Imperiled and offer feedback by email, using Imperiled@myfwc.com.  

Join the fun at 2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Awareness Festival

January 12, 2016 

The free, family-friendly 2016 Python Challenge™ Invasive Species Awareness Festival happens from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 16, at Florida International University’s Modesto A. Maidique Campus in Miami. 

That coon dog’ll hunt

January 06, 2016 

If you’re looking for a new and exciting huntin’ opportunity, get ahold of a good coon dog, grab your .22, a flashlight and a pair of hip waders and take to the swamps! 

St. Johns River blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 16

January 06, 2016 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in all waters of the St. Johns River system must be removed from the water before Jan. 16, the first day of a 10-day trap closure. This closure will give groups authorized by the FWC the opportunity to identify and retrieve lost and abandoned blue crab traps from the water. 

The trophies are coming.

January 06, 2016 

By going to TrophyCatchFlorida.com anglers can register, submit fish, and examine other catches from around the state. Just registering makes you eligible to win a $40,000 boat package. Ed Prather was the lucky winner of the third Phoenix Bass Boat given away by TrophyCatch.  

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