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Public invited to Tosohatchee WMA to have fun, explore Florida’s 75-year legacy of conserving wildlife

November 29, 2017 

The FWC invites the public to enjoy this free, family-friendly Tosohatchee WMA event, which will be held Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  

Fishing for the future through Sport Fish Restoration

November 29, 2017 

TheFWC receives about $13 million annually from SFR, of which $3 to $4 million supports saltwater sport fish projects and 15 percent funds the creation and maintenance of boating-access points.  

FWC promotes conservation of white-tailed deer, catches three deer poachers

November 29, 2017 

An investigation into deer poaching in Hamilton County resulted in charges for three men for taking deer during a closed season, according to FWC officers.  

FWC to meet Dec. 5-7 in Gainesville

November 28, 2017 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet Dec. 5-7 at the Best Western Gateway Grand in Gainesville. The address is 4200 NW 97th Blvd, Gainesville, FL 32606.  

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

November 27, 2017 

The FWC will conduct aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau from Nov. 27 through Dec. 8, weather permitting. Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake.  

FWC Executive Director Nick Wiley accepts position with Ducks Unlimited, continuing life’s work in conservation

November 27, 2017 

The FWC congratulates Executive Director Nick Wiley on his new position as Chief Conservation Officer of Ducks Unlimited. He’ll begin his new role in January 2018. 

Snook harvest seasonal closure in Gulf starts Dec. 1

November 27, 2017 

The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in Gulf state and federal waters, including Monroe County and Everglades National Park, and will remain closed through Feb. 28, 2018, reopening to harvest March 1, 2018.  

FWC certifies new state record shoal bass

November 22, 2017 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record shoal bass weighing 5.95 pounds and measuring 22.4 inches long, caught by 14-year-old angler Sheldon Grace from Headland, Alabama. Sheldon was excited to catch his shoal bass from a kayak in the Chipola River near Altha, Florida. 

FWC awards BearWise funding to 10 communities to reduce human-bear conflicts

November 17, 2017 

BearWise funding will help communities purchase and provide bear-resistant trash cans, dumpsters and other equipment to their residents at a discounted cost.  

Gov. Scott & FWC: Green sea turtle nest numbers hit record

November 17, 2017 

FWC staff documented approximately 39,000 green sea turtle nests, based on 27 Florida index beaches used to assess nesting trends. 

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