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Seasonal grouper closure starts Jan. 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

December 22, 2014 

State waters in the Atlantic are from shore out to 3 nautical miles. 

Bear bites girl in Eastpoint; FWC responding

December 22, 2014 

Officers and biologists immediately responded to the scene and have initiated trapping and removal efforts. 

Buy your next FWC license on your phone using new app

December 22, 2014 

Buying an FWC license has never been easier. 

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. 

Try one of FWC's new Saltwater Grand Slams

December 16, 2014 

Do you know what an FWC Saltwater Grand Slam is? If not, you are missing out on an exciting opportunity. 

Report Florida Lionfish app updated with new interactive map

December 16, 2014 

The app is now more interactive than ever.  

Florida visitor sets new shoal bass record

December 16, 2014 

Pound-for-pound, shoal bass are one of the top fighters in the black bass family.  

Conservation success leads to increased human interaction with Florida panthers

December 12, 2014 

Even though they are shy and tend to avoid people, panthers are being seen with increasing frequency. 

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Atlantic starts Dec. 15

December 09, 2014 

Snook may be caught, released during the closed season, which ends Jan. 31. 

FWC captures bear in neighborhood where Lake Mary woman was bitten

December 05, 2014 

The woman was bitten Wednesday night. 

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Black bears are called omnivores because they eat both plant and animal matter. A bear's diet consists of approximately 80 percent plant and 20 percent animal matter.

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