Sunday, October 22, 2017

FWC

Looking for plans on a Saturday this Labor Day weekend? The water is an option. Saturday has been designated a license-free fishing day for saltwater fishing in Florida waters, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Friday. The FWC ...

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 ...
florida panther

Efforts to conserve the panther population of Florida have been successful but with that success comes the increased chance that the average person may interact with a panther. In the 1970s the panther population in Florida was made up of ...
black bear

Black bears couldn’t be hunted in Florida for a decade, while at least $1 million would be set aside so more people could purchase bear-resistant trash containers, under a measure filed Tuesday in the Senate. The proposal (SB 1304) by ...
manatees swimming together

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reported a preliminary count of 6,620 manatees in Florida waters: 3,488 manatees on Florida’s east coast and 3,132 on the west coast. The FWC said they’re “encouraged by a third straight year ...
a prescribed burn in rookery bay

Do you smell something burning? That may have been part of a plan. More than 2,500 acres surrounding Lake Okeechobee are scheduled for a prescribed burn today. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that they plan to conduct ...
tristan hill with a fellow angler

Tristan Hill, an 11-year-old angler with more catches than he can count, fishes to make a difference. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Saltwater Fish Life List celebrates fishermen who catch a variety of species using proper catch-and-release ...
manatees swimming together

Historically, manatees were hunted by humans for their meat, hides, bones, and fat. The hunting of manatees was outlawed in 1893. While the manatee may not face immediate threats from hunting, humans still cause manatee deaths all too often. The ...
a florida panther

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has reported the discovery of the first panther fatality of the new year. With 34 of last year’s deaths being attributed to vehicular collisions and only eight to intraspecific aggression and/or unknown causes, ...
barracuda in the water

Florida Fish and Wildlife has set new recreational and commercial size limits for barracuda, effective in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Of the two changes made by ...
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