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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,...
The recreational harvest season for snook opens March 1 in some Gulf waters, including Escambia through Hernando counties, and waters south of Gordon Pass in Collier County through Monroe County (also includes Everglades National Park). Snook remains catch-and-release only in...
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...
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...
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 Alon Kowen, who captioned it: "Beluga Whale celebrating the Springboks victory somewhere close to the...