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Fishing line and tackle disposal – It’s about more than just monofilament

February 06, 2017 

When left in the aquatic environment, fishing line and tackle create potential traps for unsuspecting wildlife that can become entangled and snared, leading to injury and death.  

Hunter safety internet-completion course offered in Jefferson County

February 06, 2017 

Those interested in attending these courses 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. 

Help with panther research by reporting sightings to the FWC

February 03, 2017 

With cooler temperatures throughout the Sunshine State, more people are likely to head to the woods to enjoy hiking, wildlife viewing, fishing, hunting and other outdoor activities. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking the public to assist with Florida panther research and management by reporting sightings of the large feline to the agency’s panther sightings webpage.  

Zone D’s late muzzleloader season extends deer hunting opportunity through February

February 03, 2017 

The 2016-2017 hunting seasons are winding down, however, there are still great opportunities to get out there.  

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up in Jacksonville

February 02, 2017 

The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Jacksonville University, 2800 University Blvd. N., Jacksonville. 

Workshop set on managing private lands to improve wild turkey habitat

February 01, 2017 

Featured workshop topics include an overview of turkey biology and management, timber management and prescribed burning for improving turkey habitat, food plot management and cost-share programs. 

FWC plans prescribed burn on Escribano Point Wildlife Management Area

February 01, 2017 

The prescribed burn is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, weather permitting. It will be done as a cooperative effort between the FWC and Eglin Air Force Base 

Public meeting Feb. 20 on Orange Lake management activities

February 01, 2017 

The meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Grand Lake RV & Golf Resort, off Highway 318 just east of Interstate 75 next to the Ocala Jai-Alai in Citra. 

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in March

February 01, 2017 

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 course offered in Lafayette County in March

February 01, 2017 

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.  

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