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Beach-nesting shorebirds need peace and quiet to survive

March 24, 2014 

Nests, eggs and chicks are well-camouflaged, easily disturbed unless we know to watch out for them. 

Spiny lobster season closes April 1

March 24, 2014 

It will reopen Aug. 6. 

Public input sought on deer management in north, central Florida

March 21, 2014 

7 meetings scheduled between April 1 and April 24. 

Dive boat operators face charges of illegally feeding sharks in state waters

March 20, 2014 

Fish feeding in Florida waters has been illegal since 2002. 

74-year-old’s experience leads to Hall of Fame bass on Lake Kingsley

March 18, 2014 

12 bass over 10 lbs. each in a 2-week period. 

Be a citizen-scientist: Help FWC monitor horseshoe crabs spawning on beaches

March 13, 2014 

Ideal condions will exist March 16-30. 

Sailfish: State’s saltwater fish offers on-the-water excitement

March 11, 2014 

Between its aesthetic beauty and its penchant for fighting, sailfish are a recreational favorite. 

Angler catches 2 Hall of Fame, 1 trophy bass this month

March 11, 2014 

All 3 were caught on Lake Kingsley in Clay County. 

Rehabilitated Florida panther returned to the wild

March 10, 2014 

The panther was rescued last May after apparently being struck by an automobile. 

For-hire captain, crew can retain recreational bag limits of reef fish in Atlantic soon

March 10, 2014 

Revised regulation takes effect March 13. 

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