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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 adding precharged pneumatic airbows to the legal methods of taking an alligator. Increasing hunting hours from...
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 to teach fisheries conservation, practice fishing skills, and apply for the Florida R3 Fishing Grant...
While red tide occurs in Florida nearly every year, researchers say this is the largest bloom that has occurred in the last 50 years. "The last time Florida saw a bloom like this, so far into Tampa Bay at this...
Citrus County -- Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin County through the northwestern portion of Taylor County, as well as Levy, Citrus, and Hernando counties opens July 1 and will remain open through Sept. 24. This includes Carrabelle, Lanark,...
Florida -- As if 2020 couldn't get any weirder. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says they are now caring for a two-headed snake found in Palm Bay, Florida. The Kay Rodgers family said they found the snake at their...
Florida -- Several recreational and commercial stone crab regulation changes go into effect in the next few weeks, just in time for stone crab season, which begins October 15. FWC said Florida’s stone crab fishery has experienced a long-term decline...
Florida -- The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces a fall red snapper season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations in the Gulf of Mexico to open on the following Saturdays and Sundays: Oct. 17,...
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission wants to remind everyone that as the berries come to fruit to follow the laws of Florida. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, as of July 2018, a permit...
The last day to harvest red snapper in Gulf state and federal waters for private recreational anglers is July 25.   The current season also applies to for-hire operations that do not have a federal reef fish permit but they...
An 11-year-old Citrus County boy was airlifted to Saint Joseph Hospital in Tampa on Sunday after being struck by a boat propeller on Lake Henderson. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation (FWC), the boy, identified as Mark Copeland,...