FWC: Weekly outdoor crime report

FWC: Weekly outdoor crime report

Officer Browning was on land patrol at Macrae’s Boat Ramp when he observed four individuals fishing from the dock. The officer checked the fishermen and located 18 undersized mangrove snapper in a cooler. The appropriate citations were issued. Officer Browning was on water patrol in the Salt River when he observed the operator of a […]

Changes in duck hunting laws

Changes in duck hunting laws

Duck hunters should be aware of the daily bag limit for mallards has been reduced to two birds, of which only one may be female. “Since 1998, mallard populations in eastern North America have steadily declined by approximately 20%. Over the same period, mallard harvest in the U.S. portion of the Atlantic Flyway has decreased […]

Florida men who ran turtle smuggling ring, busted

Florida men who ran turtle smuggling ring, busted

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has charged two suspects for poaching thousands of Florida’s native turtles from the wild and selling them illegally in multiple counties in Florida, with final destinations in international markets. These charges represent the state’s largest seizure of turtles in recent history. “The illegal trade of turtles is […]

New deer hunting laws and reporting requirements

New deer hunting laws and reporting requirements

Hunters now have an online option to comply with new deer harvest reporting requirements. You can log (Step 1) your harvest using a paper deer harvest log and report (Step 2) online. Hunters still have the option to log and report harvested deer using the FWC Deer Harvest Reporting App or a paper deer harvest […]

Lionfish Challenge winners, facts and myths about the fish

Lionfish Challenge winners, facts and myths about the fish

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be honoring the first place winners in each category at its December meeting in Panama City Beach. Winners • Recreational Category • First place Lionfish King: Ken Ayers, Bay County, 1,194 removed. • Second place: John McCain, Gilchrist County, 983 removed. • Third place: Shea Lowe, […]

Gulf waters, additional recreational red snapper fishing days

Gulf waters, additional recreational red snapper fishing days

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced six additional recreational red snapper fishing days for Gulf waters. The season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations will be open on the following Saturdays and Sundays: October 12-13, 19-20 and 26-27. “Florida is the fishing […]

Proposed restrictions for Flagler Monument Island

Proposed restrictions for Flagler Monument Island

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 16, 2019, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Commission) received a complete application from the City of Miami Beach requesting approval of a draft ordinance to establish a Slow Speed Minimum Wake boating-restricted area within the area surrounding Flagler Monument Island pursuant to Section 327.46(1)(c), Florida Statutes […]

Applications available for FWC’s 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program

Applications available for FWC’s 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program offers high school fishing clubs or teams the opportunity to apply for the Florida Sport Fish Restoration R3 Fishing Grant. This grant program is focused on recruiting new anglers, retaining active anglers and reactivating lapsed anglers to ensure the future of fishing […]

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