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Take a bowhunter education course in February in Columbia County

January 05, 2016 

Florida bowhunters will have an opportunity to attend a National Bowhunter Education Foundation certified bowhunter education course Feb. 6, from 8 a.m. until noon in Columbia County. 

Hunter safety course offered in February for Taylor County

January 05, 2016 

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 Internet-completion courses offered in February

January 05, 2016 

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 begins removal of tree stands within three wildlife management area

January 05, 2016 

In January the FWC will begin the process of removing abandoned tree stands within the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor, Rotenberger and Holey Land WMAs.  

Road Closures on Box-R WMA

January 05, 2016 

The closure includes all of Sneads Hammock Road, Deep Slough Road, Buzzard Bay Road, West Boundary Road, and the portion of Huckleberry Lane from the Box-R Cottage driveway north to the Jackson River.  

Register for Snook Symposium by Jan. 6

January 04, 2016 

The day-long discussion is open to the public and will focus on snook management and research in Florida, including the results of the soon-to-be released 2015 stock assessment, information on population recovery following the 2010 cold kill, and opportunities for improving snook management. Learn more by viewing the agenda at MyFWC.com/Snook2016. 

High water prompts temporary closure of several roads in Apalachicola River WEA

December 31, 2015 

The closure includes all of the Saul Creek Unit, Bloody Unit, and portions of the Quinn and Doyle Creek Tracts. Butcher Pen Landing, Gardner Landing, Bloody Bluff Landing and Van Horn Landing campgrounds on the Franklin County side of the ARWEA are also included in the closure.  

Help plan the future of Spirit-of-the-Wild Wildlife Management Area

December 28, 2015 

A 10-year plan for the Spirit-of-the-Wild WMA will be presented at a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 at John Boy Auditorium, 1200 South W.C. Owens Ave., Clewiston.  

FWC seeks information regarding stolen buck in Leon County

December 23, 2015 

The eight-point buck was stolen out of the back of a hunter’s truck in Tallahassee on Dec. 20 in the parking lot of Outback Steakhouse between the hours of 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. while he was away from his vehicle. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline at (888) 404-3922.  

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

December 21, 2015 

Several species of grouper will close to recreational and commercial harvest starting Jan. 1 in Florida state waters of the Atlantic, including Monroe County. This seasonal closure includes gag, black, red, yellowmouth, yellowfin and tiger grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby.  

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