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Hunter safety Internet-completion courses offered in May

April 08, 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 activates idle-speed, no-wake restrictions on Suwannee River’s Zone 1

April 08, 2016 

The Suwannee River reached flood stage at Ellaville today, prompting the FWC to activate idle-speed, no-wake restrictions for the area of the river from U.S. 90 in Ellaville south to State Road 51 in Luraville. 

Spring has sprung and outdoor opportunities abound

April 07, 2016 

From hitting the beach to hiking a Wildlife Management Area trail, spring in the Sunshine State provides countless outdoor recreation opportunities. It’s also a great time of the year to see some of the state’s fascinating wildlife species.  

FWC to meet April 13-14 in Jupiter

April 06, 2016 

The FWC will meet April 13-14 at the Wyndham Grand Jupiter at Harbourside Place, 122 Soundings Ave., Jupiter, FL 33477. 

Sturgeon returning to the Suwannee River

April 06, 2016 

Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River, according to FWC officials. Boaters can coexist with these fish and enjoy their time on the water but should take precautions.  

New Santa Fe idle-speed, no-wake zone activates

April 06, 2016 

Because of recent rains and rising water levels, the Santa Fe River’s Zone 8 rose above 17 feet today, activating the idle-speed, no-wake zone, according to FWC officials.  

Volunteers needed for Project Spring Clean at the Ocala Wildlife Management Area

April 05, 2016 

The FWC is seeking volunteers for a cleanup event on Saturday, April 23, the day after Earth Day. This cleanup is an effort to conserve the Ocala Wildlife Management Area habitat and keep it beautiful for public use. 

FWC officers honored with numerous awards for performance, courage

April 05, 2016 

In March, four FWC officers were honored during the State Law Enforcement Chiefs Association meeting in Tallahassee plus Gov. Rick Scott recognized FWC Officer David Brady with the Medal of Heroism at the Florida Cabinet meeting. 

Celebrate Florida’s Gopher Tortoise Day and the reptile that can really dig

April 04, 2016 

On Sunday, April 10, theFWC and its partners will celebrate Gopher Tortoise Day for the first time in Florida. Go to GopherTortoiseDayFL.com for ideas on being a part of this day and other gopher tortoise-related events and activities all year long.  

My first spring turkey hunt

April 04, 2016 

It was only 8 a.m. and I had my first spring gobbler, and it had a 9-inch beard. Maybe it was beginner’s luck, but whatever it was – I have been hooked ever since. 

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