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Friday, July 1, 2022
gray triggerfish, citrus gazette

Gray triggerfish season opens soon

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

Florida Department of Health issues rabies alert for Citrus County

The Florida Department of Health in Citrus County (DOH-Citrus) has issued a rabies alert for the Heatherwood area of Inverness. This is in response...
fwc, outdoors, citrus county, crystal river, citrus gazette

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...
duck hunting, citrus gazette, citrus county news, fwc

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...

Beluga whale plays fetch with boaters tossing rugby ball

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

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

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

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

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

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