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TrophyCatch Hall of Fame catches abound

March 04, 2015 

Since New Year’s Day, seven anglers have submitted bass heavier than 13 pounds to the FWC's TrophyCatch program, all of which were released alive. 

Do not disturb Florida’s nesting sea turtles

March 03, 2015 

“People can help save threatened and endangered sea turtles by giving them enough space and privacy to safely and successfully lay their eggs. It’s as simple as keeping your distance and avoiding shining lights or taking flash photos of the nesting sea turtles. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Gadsden County

March 03, 2015 

The course takes place at Talon Shooting Range, 550 Commerce Blvd., Midway. Instruction is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 15. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for March 7 in Miami

March 02, 2015 

The public is invited to surrender any exotic animals they have been keeping as pets – no penalties and no questions asked. 

Contractors sought to help address human-bear conflicts in Highlands and Lee counties

March 02, 2015 

FWC biologists will provide training for the bear response contractor, who will assist in trapping, community outreach, retrieval of carcasses resulting from vehicle collisions and other tasks. 

Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Broward and St. Lucie counties

February 27, 2015 

The FWC is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Dania Beach and Fort Pierce. 

It’s time to be talkin’ turkey

February 27, 2015 

For adults, the highly anticipated spring turkey season first comes in south of S.R. 70 and runs March 7 – April 12. In the rest of the state (except for Holmes County), it runs March 21 – April 26. In Holmes County, the season runs March 21 – April 5. 

FWC arrests man for vessel homicide

February 27, 2015 

Following the completion of an accident investigation, the FWC issued an arrest warrant for a Sunny Isles man on a vessel homicide charge. Felipe Escobar turned himself in when notified. 

FWC achieves re-accreditation

February 25, 2015 

The FWC's Division of Law Enforcement received recognition at a ceremony in Daytona Beach for completing the review process to maintain its accreditation status.  

Plan for conserving 60 Florida species ready for input

February 24, 2015 

The Imperiled Species Management Plan is an innovative new wildlife conservation model for Florida. The draft plan combines actions targeted to protect each of the 60 species with broader integrated strategies benefiting multiple species. 

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