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FWC requests assistance in identifying person who injured a hunter on Chipola River WMA

January 08, 2018 

On the morning of Dec. 29, 2017, an incident occurred on the Chipola River WMA near Waddell Mill Creek and Bump Nose Road in Jackson County, which resulted in Brendan Dew (DOB 10/1/1996), of Marianna, being struck in the leg by a single projectile. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Jan. 13 in Naples

January 08, 2018 

People may surrender their exotic pets at the event, whether they are being kept legally or illegally, without penalty or cost.  

Family Saltwater Fishing Clinic Jan. 20 in Jupiter

January 08, 2018 

The Fisheries for Veterans Project will host a day-long saltwater fishing clinic for adults and their family members 13 years and older from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Jan. 20 at Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area,. 

St. Johns River blue crab trap closure starts Jan. 16

January 05, 2018 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in all waters of the St. Johns River system must be removed from the water before Jan. 16, the first day of a 10-day trap closure.  

FWC uses prescribed fire as best management tool for maintaining wildlife habitat

January 04, 2018 

Prescribed fire is the best and most cost-effective tool the FWC's wildlife managers have for managing wildlife habitat, especially large tracts.  

FWC monitoring sea turtles, manatees during cold weather

January 03, 2018 

FWC staff, partners and volunteers are monitoring the status of marine species affected most by the cold, and are prepared in case rescues are needed. 

Everglades-area WMAs open to public

December 21, 2017 

The FWC). has rescinded executive orders that established special restrictions on portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor and Holey Land Wildlife Management Areas. Rotenberger WMA will remain closed because of continued high-water levels. 

Construction to repair Hickory Mound Impoundment begins in January

December 21, 2017 

Beginning Jan. 2, 2018, public access will be temporarily closed on select roads and dikes of the Big Bend Wildlife Management Area’s Hickory Mound Unit due to construction to repair the Hickory Mound Impoundment area. 

Greater amberjack season set to reopen May 1 in Gulf state waters

December 21, 2017 

The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will remain closed through April 30, and will reopen to harvest May 1-31 and Aug. 1-Oct. 31.  

Conservation group honors Florida Youth Hunting Program coordinator

December 20, 2017 

The Florida Sportsmen’s Conservation Association honored Jonathan Roberts for his efforts coordinating the Youth Hunting Program of Florida.  

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