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Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in July

June 05, 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. 

FWC and Seminole County providing discounted bear-resistant trash cans

June 01, 2017 

The FWC awarded Seminole County a $200,000 BearWise grant to help reduce prices for residents living within the Urban Bear Management Area (west of Interstate 4).  

Fishing booms in the Everglades

June 01, 2017 

. Low water levels in the marsh are concentrating fish in the L-67A and other canals of the Everglades WMA, and anglers are frequently reporting catches of multiple fish per hour.  

FWC encourages safe boating during Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival

May 31, 2017 

Law enforcement agencies are encouraging all boaters to enjoy their time on the water, but to take a few safety precautions to stay safe.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

May 30, 2017 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from June 5 through 16, weather permitting. 

Apalachicola Bay oyster conservation-based changes remain in effect through summer season

May 30, 2017 

The FWC began implementing conservation measures in the fall of 2012 in an effort to help the Apalachicola Bay oyster population recover from the effects of low river flow.  

Hunter safety courses offered in 4 counties

May 26, 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 West Palm Beach at 561-625-5122. 

Moving video testimonials encourage boaters to wear life jackets

May 26, 2017 

For National Safe Boating Week, the FWC is releasing compelling life jacket testimonials from three north Florida families whose lives have been changed by wearing – or not wearing – a life jacket when things went wrong on the water.  

Atlantic snook to close in state and federal waters

May 25, 2017 

The recreational harvest of snook in Atlantic state and federal waters will close on June 1. 

Gag season starts June 1 in Gulf federal and most state waters

May 25, 2017 

The minimum size limit for gag grouper in Gulf waters is 24 inches total length, and the daily bag limit is two fish per person within the four-grouper per person aggregate limit.  

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