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FWC using public input to improve Critical Wildlife Area proposals

September 12, 2016 

The FWC continues to move forward with an unprecedented initiative to conserve some of Florida’s most vulnerable wildlife by designating and modifying Critical Wildlife Areas throughout Florida.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in October

September 12, 2016 

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 October for Lafayette, Madison counties

September 12, 2016 

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 names Van Henry Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year

September 09, 2016 

The FWC named Van Henry of Port Charlotte the 2015 Volunteer Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year at its Sept. 9 Commission meeting in St. Augustine. 

FWC honors Steve Wayne as 2016 Investigator of the Year

September 09, 2016 

The FWC recognized Investigator Steve Wayne as its 2016 Investigator of the Year during the Commission meeting in St. Augustine. 

Shikar-Safari honors 2016 Wildlife Officer of the Year

September 09, 2016 

The Shikar-Safari Club International named Lt. Dustin Lightsey its 2016 Wildlife Officer of the Year during the FWC meeting in St. Augustine. 

Bringing fish back from the Bahamas becomes easier Sept. 13

September 09, 2016 

A new exception goes into place Sept. 13 in state waters, allowing anglers to possess and land filleted dolphin, wahoo and reef fish that were caught in Bahamian waters. 

FWC Commissioners approve draft rule changes to venomous reptile regulations aimed to improve public safety

September 09, 2016 

At its Sept. 8 meeting in St. Augustine, the FWC approved draft rule changes to existing venomous reptile regulations to improve public safety.  

High water prompts temporary closure to interior of Everglades WMA

September 08, 2016 

Due to recent storm events, the FWC has temporarily closed several activities and roads in the Everglades Wildlife Management Area until further notice. Fishing and other specified activities will remain open. 

Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida honors FWC marine field mechanic David Broughton as 2016 Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year

September 08, 2016 

The Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida recognized FWC marine field mechanic David Broughton as its 2016 Rodney Barreto Employee of the Year.  

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