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Boca Grande Pass gear restriction boundary shifts

March 18, 2016 

Sands shift and when they do, sometimes, buoys must be moved and boundaries changed. That’s what happened recently in Boca Grande Pass. Recent changes to the buoys marking Boca Grande Pass will affect tarpon anglers and others fishing in the Pass during the months of April, May and June. 

Lake Istokpoga hydrilla and emergent plant treatments scheduled

December 01, 2015 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will conduct aquatic plant control treatments via helicopter on portions of Lake Istokpoga during the first and second weeks of December, weather permitting. Plant species targeted for treatment are hydrilla, water primrose, cattail and pickerelweed. 

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Petersburg!

September 25, 2015 

Learn the skills to successfully cast your line into the sea by attending the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Women’s Fishing Clinic in St. Petersburg on Oct. 10. 

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic promises day of learning, fun

September 09, 2015 

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Sarasota on Sept. 19. 

Join free fun at Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza

January 28, 2015 

Join friends and neighbors for free birding tours, live entertainment, exhibitors and much more at Birdapalooza, a celebration Feb. 7 of the rich diversity of birds and wildlife on Lake Apopka on the shores of one of Florida’s largest lakes. 

FWC to hold public hearings on proposed manatee zones for western Pinellas

January 26, 2015 

The FWC will hold two public hearings Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Wednesday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. to gather additional public comment.  

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for southern Lake Co.

January 22, 2015 

Applications must be received by Jan. 30. 

Florida panther returned to the wild after recovering from vehicle strike

January 07, 2015 

The 2-year-old male was set loose in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee Co. 

Help plan the future of Hilochee Wildlife Management Area

December 01, 2014 

Dec. 16 public hearing at 7 p.m. in Tavares. 

Public workshops seek input on managing bears in Big Bend

November 24, 2014 

In Homosassa, Dec. 2; Dade City, Dec. 3; Chiefland, Dec. 4. 

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