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gray triggerfish, citrus gazette

Gray triggerfish season opens soon

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The recreational gray triggerfish season reopens to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters March 1 and will remain open through May 1, closing...

Cottonmouth, a.k.a water moccasin, outside front door of home

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With so much rain and rising water comes Florida nature. Imagine finding a cottonmouth, a.k.a water moccasin, a.k.a viper, right outside the door of your...
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...
citrus gazette, fishing

FWC announces 2021-2022 High School Fishing Program curriculum and grant funding

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Florida -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2021-2022 High School Fishing Program offers high school fishing clubs or teams the opportunity...
red snapper, crystal river news, citrus gazette

Recreational red snapper season starts soon for Gulf state and federal waters in Florida

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The recreational red snapper season will start June 17 in Gulf state and federal waters off Florida and remain open through July 31 with...
Fort Island Gulf Beach, citrus gazette, citrus county news

Fort Island Gulf Beach and Hernando Park remain closed

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Citrus County officials announced Tuesday that Fort Island Gulf Beach and Hernando Park would remain closed until water-quality tests come back from the lab. Water...
indigo snakes, citrus gazette

Fifteen eastern indigo snakes, listed as threatened, released

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Florida -- Fifteen eastern indigo snakes, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, has just been released in northern Florida as part of...
duck hunting, citrus gazette, citrus county news, fwc

Changes in duck hunting laws

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Duck hunters should be aware of the daily bag limit for mallards has been reduced to two birds, of which only one may be...
citrus gazette, citrus county news, gator hunting

Commission approves new rules for alligator hunts, pneumatic airbows now legal

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Florida -- At their May 3-4 meeting, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Commissioners approved increasing hunting hours for the statewide alligator hunt and...

Red tide detected in Southwest Florida

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A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, was observed along Lee and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida over the past week. In...