Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Florida Fish and Wildlife

By: Ariel Long Southwest Florida is known for a wealth of natural beauty for residents and visitors alike to explore. But sometimes, though rarely, nature can bare its teeth. According to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Florida is ...

BY | Jim Turner The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… Florida may proclaim itself the “fishing capital of the world,” but wildlife officials say they need more anglers to help cover costs of running state programs. The same goes ...

BY | JIM TURNER THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… Florida may take stopgap action because of concerns about a decline in the cobia fish population in the state’s northwestern Gulf of Mexico waters. And state conservation officials hope other Gulf Coast states follow ...

For the first time since 2013, federal officials have agreed to extend the federal red snapper season, adding 39 days. The newly lengthened recreational season will allow anglers to catch red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico on Fridays, Saturdays, ...
karenia brevis

The possibility of red tide coming to Southwest Florida’s shorelines is increasing, according to a Collier County report. A recent check at Collier beaches have no produced any dead fish or respiratory irritation, according to the county, but red tide ...
a dead bear being weighed

BY | JIM TURNER Florida’s growing bear population will be out of the hunting crosshairs for this year. But a one-year pause may simply help the state build a better case for a hunt in 2017. After hours of objections ...
black bear

BY | JIM TURNER THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE, April 13, 2016………. Armed with updated data showing a “robust” and growing black-bear population, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is working to hold another bear hunt. Commission Chairman Brian Yablonski on ...
a bunny from the shelter

Q. After reading that bunny rabbits were the third most surrendered pet after cats and dogs, what are the number of intakes at our local shelter?  Holly Smith, Naples  A. “You are correct that small animals, or ‘pocket pets,’ as we ...

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Python Challenge made its revival this year, and it was even more successful than the first. The event finished up its hunting rounds on Feb. 14, gathering 102 Burmese pythons by Feb. ...
Black bear on all four legs in manicured wooded area.

With the statewide bear harvest standing at 295 bears at the end of day 2 of Florida’s bear hunt, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) closed the North and South bear management units (BMUs) to hunting Sunday, Oct. ...
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