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Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Beluga whale plays fetch with boaters tossing rugby ball

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A beluga whale was recorded playing with a rugby ball being tossed by a group of people on a boat. The footage was recorded by...
puss caterpillar, citrus gazette

Venomous puss caterpillar, southern flannel moth, makes return to Florida

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The southern flannel moth, Megalopyge opercularis, is an attractive small moth that is best-known because of its larva, the puss caterpillar, which is one...
turtles, ocala post, smugglers

Florida men who ran turtle smuggling ring, busted

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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...
deer hunting regulations, ocala news, ocala post, fwc, hunting

New deer hunting laws and reporting requirements

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Hunters now have an online option to comply with new deer harvest reporting requirements. You can log (Step 1) your harvest using a paper...
lionfish, fishing, citrus gazette

Lionfish Challenge winners, facts and myths about the fish

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be honoring the first place winners in each category at its December meeting in Panama...
citrus gazette, crystal river news, citrus county news

Gulf waters, additional recreational red snapper fishing days

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced six additional recreational red snapper fishing days...
monument island, miami beach, citrus gazette

Proposed restrictions for Flagler Monument Island

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NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 16, 2019, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Commission) received a complete application from the City...

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

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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...
Watch for bears, bear crossing, ocala news, ocala post, FWC

Bears are more active in the fall

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding people to help prevent conflicts with bears by securing garbage and other items that...
saw palmetto berries, florida, stupid laws, ocala news, citrus gazette

Two arrested for picking saw palmetto berries

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Two people were arrested for allegedly harvesting saw palmetto berries. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, as of last July, a...