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2018 Lionfish Festival, new location, same fun

May 03, 2018 

The 2018 Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival is Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club and Ole River Grill in Perdido Key on the Florida/Alabama coastal border.  

Springtime spurs activity for Florida black bears

May 02, 2018 

The FWC reminds Florida residents and visitors they can take steps to reduce negative interactions with bears and other wildlife. 

Hunter safety internet-completion courses offered in Bay and Leon counties

May 02, 2018 

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 Panama City at 850-265-3676. 

Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center summer day camp registration now open

May 01, 2018 

Though the emphasis of the materials presented at each camp is different, all campers will have hands-on opportunities to learn outdoor skills from qualified instructors.  

Hunter safety internet-completion course offered in June

May 01, 2018 

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. 

Recreational and commercial trap fishery workshops scheduled for May; your input needed

May 01, 2018 

Potential regulation changes being discussed include requiring all recreational stone and blue crab traps have an FWC-issued tag number affixed to the trap. Several potential regulation changes for the commercial fishery will also be discussed. 

Everglades Youth Conservation Center summer camp registration is now open

May 01, 2018 

Though the emphasis of the materials presented at each camp is different, all campers will have hands-on opportunities to learn outdoor skills from qualified instructors.  

FWC working to trap bear in Longwood area

April 30, 2018 

The FWC is working to trap a bear in the Longwood area, and encourages everyone to use caution in the community.  

Greater amberjack season opens May 1 in Gulf state waters

April 27, 2018 

The greater amberjack recreational season in Gulf state waters will reopen to harvest May 1 and remain open through May 31. The season will reopen again Aug. 1 through Oct. 31.  

Grouper, hogfish fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

April 27, 2018 

The following species will reopen to recreational harvest May 1 in Florida state and federal waters of the Atlantic: hogfish; gag, black, red, yellowmouth and yellowfin grouper; scamp; red hind; rock hind; coney; and graysby.  

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