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Florida anglers, boaters asked to select ‘Top 100 Family Fishing and Boating Spots’

April 07, 2015 

Following the success of its first year, the Recreational Boating & Fishing Foundation’s Take Me Fishing™ campaign is asking boaters and anglers to cast their votes in its 2015 America's Top Family Fishing and Boating Spots Sweepstakes. The sweepstakes features several fishing sites in Florida and aims to increase awareness of great family-friendly parks across the country to get more families out on the water fishing and boating. 

FWC to meet April 14-16 in Tallahassee

April 07, 2015 

The FWC will meet April 14-16 in Tallahassee at Florida A&M University’s Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center. Tuesday's session starts at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday's and Thursday's sessions start at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited and will be provided opportunities to speak during these two days.  

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for April 11 in Melbourne

April 07, 2015 

An Exotic Pet Amnesty Day for Brevard County will be held April 11 at Wickham Park Pavilion. The public is invited to surrender any exotic animals they have been keeping as pets – no penalties and no questions asked. 

All turtles are not equal; the gopher tortoise lives on land so don’t ‘help’ it into water

April 03, 2015 

Gopher tortoises often nest in dunes adjacent to sea turtle nesting beaches. Make sure you don't mistake them for sea turtles and "help" nestlings into the sea, since gopher tortoises do not swim well and easily drown. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Palm Beach County

April 03, 2015 

The course will be held at Everglades Youth Conservation Camp, J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area, 12100 Seminole Pratt Whitney Road, West Palm Beach, on April 12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

April 02, 2015 

The FWC will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages of 5 and 15 from 9 a.m. to noon April 11 at Plaza de Luna, 900 S. Palafox St, Pensacola. 

Managing your land for turkeys

April 01, 2015 

Whether you oversee a large tract of land or own a smaller parcel, there are many wildlife management techniques you can use to help attract wild turkeys in the area to your property – and keep the ones there that already call it home. 

Springtime brings close encounters of manatees, boaters

April 01, 2015 

Boaters can enjoy opportunities to observe one of Florida’s unique species but to avoid colliding with manatees, people on the water should take basic steps such as slowing down, watching out for the animals and complying with regulations in manatee zones. 

Two of Florida's riverine black basses tie for state record

March 31, 2015 

The state record for shoal bass was broken not once but twice during March by anglers Tucker Martin and Jamie Coleman. 

Get outdoorsy with the new Guy Harvey hard-card license

March 31, 2015 

Due to popular demand, the FWC is selling $4 hard-card licenses to those purchasing one-year licenses. The new licenses feature art donated by Guy Harvey. 

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