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Take a bowhunter education course in August

July 05, 2016 

Students should register for the course they choose by calling the FWC's North Central Regional Office at 386-754-1654 or by visiting MyFWC.com/Bowhunt.  

FWC requests public input at Critical Wildlife Area workshops

July 01, 2016 

In Franklin County the FWC is considering designating two new CWAs: Flagg Island and Lanark Reef. The FWC is also considering modifications to the St. George Causeway CWA.  

New fishing regulations go into effect to improve bass fisheries statewide

July 01, 2016 

This regulation change will streamline existing rules, allow anglers to keep smaller, more abundant bass and protect larger bass in order to ensure that Florida continues to produce trophy bass in the future.  

Awesome decals do great things for manatees, sea turtles

June 30, 2016 

With each donation of $5 or more, individuals will receive their choice of one of this year’s decals and contribute to the conservation of these endangered and threatened species.  

Audubon and FWC ask public to protect coastal birds this Fourth of July weekend

June 30, 2016 

This holiday weekend, protect coastal nesting birds and wildlife by giving them space, and keeping personal fireworks off our beaches and waterways. Fireworks explosions scare adults from nests, leaving them vulnerable to predation or crushing underfoot. 

Get teens fishing — we’ll cover the cost

June 29, 2016 

The FWC, along with partners the Fishing League Worldwide Foundation and The Bass Federation’s Student Angler Federation, are offering a grant from the RBFF to encourage the creation of high school fishing teams and clubs.  

Hearing-impaired accommodation offered at hunter safety course

June 28, 2016 

The FWC is offering a free hunter safety internet-completion course with hearing-impaired accommodation July 16 in Gainesville. An interpreter will be provided at the field day for this course.  

Gag grouper recreational harvest closing in 4-county Gulf region

June 27, 2016 

Gag grouper recreational harvest will close in state waters off the coasts of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties July 1, with the last day of harvest June 30. 

Florida leads the nation in family fishing and boating spots

June 24, 2016 

Florida swept the Take Me Fishing™ 2016 “Top 100 Family Friendly Places to Boat and Fish in the U.S.” list, hosting the top four locations with nine locations on the list in total—more than any other state.  

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission honors Jarrod Molnar as 2016 Boating Officer of the Year

June 23, 2016 

The FWC recognized Officer Jarrod Molnar as its 2016 Boating Officer of the Year during its June Commission meeting. Officer Molnar is a coastal officer assigned to southern Okaloosa County in the FWC’s Northwest Region.  

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