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FWC catches snorkelers spearfishing illegally in upper Keys

January 29, 2015 

Officer Danielle Munkelt caught four people who were spearfishing illegally along the shoreline at the Channel 5 Bridge near Craig Key.  

‘Critical Wildlife Area’ signs go up around Bird Island in Martin County

January 28, 2015 

The FWC and Martin County have installed signs around a small island in Martin County, known locally as Bird Island, identifying it as a “Critical Wildlife Area.” The spoil island, also known as MC2, is an important nesting site for a variety of wading birds and one shorebird species.  

Northern African pythons targeted for removal

January 26, 2015 

This winter, the FWC and partners are continuing increased efforts to locate and remove invasive, nonnative Northern African pythons in south Florida to take advantage of the weather and the snake’s limited distribution. 

Help plan the future of Florida Keys Wildlife and Environmental Area

January 20, 2015 

Public hearing Tuesday, Jan. 27, in Monroe County. 

Information sought regarding suspicious pelican deaths

January 14, 2015 

The FWC is seeking information regarding the injuries and deaths of approximately six pelicans in the Florida Keys. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Broward County

January 12, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Broward County. The course will be held at Gun World of South Florida, 1700 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach on Jan. 25 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

Florida panther returned to the wild after recovering from vehicle strike

January 07, 2015 

The 2-year-old male was set loose in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee Co. 

Learn to identify, report and safely capture pythons

January 06, 2015 

The FWC is offering several Python Patrol trainings in S. Florida. 

Hunter safety course in Martin County

January 06, 2015 

Jan. 21-22 at the Stuart Shooting Center. 

FWC arrests 2 for BUI, works to improve boating safety

December 18, 2014 

The pair face up to $1,000 in fines and up to 6 months in jail. 

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