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Osceola public shooting range closes for repairs

July 05, 2018 

The Lewis D. Whitaker Osceola Shooting Range in Lake City will be closed beginning July 16 through Aug. 13. 

FWC conducts aquatic plant control on Lake Rousseau

July 03, 2018 

Invasive hydrilla will be treated only in boat trails, but water lettuce and water hyacinth will be treated throughout the lake. 

Lionfish Challenge 2018 Update – July 3

July 03, 2018 

The Lionfish Challenge rewards lionfish harvesters with prizes for their lionfish removals, tagged or not.  

Join the Dove Club or go primitive on St. Vincent Island

July 02, 2018 

Because dove hunting is one of the best ways to introduce new people to hunting and enjoy time afield with friends and family, the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program. 

Take a Bowhunter Education course in August

June 28, 2018 

Students should register for the course by calling the FWC's North Central Regional Office at 386-754-1654 or by visiting Students of all ages may participate.  

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in August

June 28, 2018 

Those interested in attending a course can register online and obtain information about future hunter safety classes at or by calling the FWC’s Regional Office in Lake City at 386-758-0525.  

FWC promotes heightened awareness, enforcement for boating under the influence this weekend as part of Operation Dry Water

June 28, 2018 

FWC officers will be focused on educating boaters about safe boating practices, which includes boating sober and enforcing the Florida’s boating under the influence laws.  

Update: FWC’s response to Limerock Wildfire

June 27, 2018 

The FWC announced earlier today that we have suspended our prescribed fire program statewide and the Inspector General has begun an investigation to review all procedures, protocols and operations for the statewide prescribed fire program  

FWC initiates Inspector General investigation and suspends prescribed fire program

June 27, 2018 

Investigations underway to determine cause of wildfire. 

Bay scallop season opens July 1 in Franklin-NW Taylor and Levy-Hernando counties

June 26, 2018 

Starting July 1, state waters off the following areas will open to bay scallop harvest: Franklin through northwest Taylor County and Levy, Citrus and Hernando counties. 

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