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FWC establishes deer management units, new deer hunting regulations

February 04, 2015 

At its meeting in Jacksonville on Feb. 4, the FWC approved proposals aimed at managing Florida’s white-tailed deer at a local level by establishing deer management units throughout the state, each with its own set of antler regulations and antlerless deer harvest days. 

Conservation group recognizes FWC regional director for outstanding leadership

February 04, 2015 

FWC Regional Director Chris Wynn was honored at the Commission meeting in Jacksonville Feb. 4, when the Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association gave him the Wildlife and Natural Resource Achievement Award. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Okeechobee County

February 02, 2015 

The course will be held at the Okeechobee County Sheriff's Office Shooting Range, 5025 SW 26th Ave., Okeechobee, on Feb. 15, from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Deer huntin’ goes through March 1 in Zone D!

January 30, 2015 

General gun season is open on private lands in zones B and D through Feb. 22. And then if you don’t mind hunting with a primitive weapon, Zone D’s late muzzleloading gun season runs a week longer until March 1.  

Learn where to go as freshwater fishing heats up!

January 30, 2015 

Here in the Fishing Capital of the World, freshwater sunfish are already on spawning beds in the southern half of the state. In north Florida, they are getting ready to come to shore to let loose the next generation of finned wonders. 

FWC catches snorkelers spearfishing illegally in upper Keys

January 29, 2015 

Officer Danielle Munkelt caught four people who were spearfishing illegally along the shoreline at the Channel 5 Bridge near Craig Key.  

FWC to meet Feb. 4-5 in Jacksonville

January 28, 2015 

The FWC will meet Feb. 4-5 in Jacksonville at the Hyatt Regency, 225 E.Coastline Dr. The sessions start at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited and will be provided opportunities to speak. 

‘Critical Wildlife Area’ signs go up around Bird Island in Martin County

January 28, 2015 

The FWC and Martin County have installed signs around a small island in Martin County, known locally as Bird Island, identifying it as a “Critical Wildlife Area.” The spoil island, also known as MC2, is an important nesting site for a variety of wading birds and one shorebird species.  

Snook reopens in Atlantic state waters

January 28, 2015 

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens on Feb. 1 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters (from the Miami-Dade/Monroe county line north), including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season will remain open through May 31. 

Join free fun at Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

January 28, 2015 

Join friends and neighbors for free birding tours, live entertainment, exhibitors and much more at Birdapalooza, a celebration Feb. 7 of the rich diversity of birds and wildlife on Lake Apopka on the shores of one of Florida’s largest lakes. 

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