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October 2014

In This Issue

October 2014

Check out a partial listing of the stories featured in this months exciting issue of Woods 'n Water. From new rules to news, photos and stories, along with current tide tables and feed times, look to WNW as a one stop location for all your outdoor information... (Read more)

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October 2014

Tom Herron boated a monster 221-pound albino catfish that measured over 8 feet long!Details here... (Read more)

TrophyCatch Gears Up To Launch Season 3

October 2014

Season two of TrophyCatch was a huge success! For the second season, which just ended, more than $200,000 worth of individual prizes will be awarded!... (Read more)

Fun Shooting

October 2014

A true classic... I am referring to a Smith & Wesson Model 14 – one of the most sought-after .38 Specials ever made by any company... (Read more)

FWC Survey (Deer Hunters in Zones A, B and C)

October 2014

For the 2016 hunting season in zones A, B and C, the FWC is proposing greater antler regulations for bucks on private and public lands (WMAs)... (Read more)

Hunter Safety classes (Oct.)

October 2014

Here are dates/times for FWC’s October Hunter Safety classes... (Read more)

$107 Man Cave

September 2014

Find out how one outdoorsman with a little extra cash turned a basement storage room into the ultimate "outdoor cabin" man cave... (Read more)


September 2014

When taxidermist Ken Owens put his knife to the stomach of what is believed to be a world-record alligator killed on the Alabama River he saw a pair of ears pop out... (Read more)

Shark Attack Odds

September 2014

Ever wonder what the odds are of being bitten by a shark on that Florida vacation?... (Read more)

World Record Opah

August 2014

Joe Ludlow's 181-pound opah may earn him a spot in the record books! Joe was the first of the 3 anglers to land his opah, after a 30-minute fight with the 181-pound fish... (Read more)

Whale of a catch!

August 2014

A Chinese fisherman caught a massive whale shark in the waters off Fujian province over the weekend. Photos of the 13-and-a-half-foot, 2-ton fish being transported... (Read more)

Melt the butter!

August 2014

The 2014 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational sport season July 30 and 31, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31.... (Read more)

Hunter Safety classes

July 2014

FWC Hunter Safety classes in August for Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Lafayette, Levy and Nassau counties... (Read more)


July 2014

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources confirmed last week that Jimmy Tucker of Statenville is the new state record holder for bowfin... (Read more)

Gov. Scott Signs 5 Pro-gun Bills into law!

June 2014

On June 20 Gov. Rick Scott made history, signing 5 pro-gun bills into law, more in one term than any other Governor in Florida history... (Read more)

Frustrated with Gulf Red Snapper Management?

June 2014

Anglers in the Gulf of Mexico region need to make their voices heard in support of improved access to one of the region’s most important fisheries – red snapper!... (Read more)

Florida Angler Catches Rare Piebald Tarpon

June 2014

Capt. Clark Wright has been fishing for 20 years and had never even seen a piebald tarpon before he helped George Seibel catch-and-release this unusual "silver king"... (Read more)

2014-15 Hunting Season Dates/Zones

May 2014

Check out the new 2014-2015 Florida Hunting Season Dates and Zones. *(Seasons and dates are not applicable to WMAs and other lands managed by the Commission)... (Read more)

2014 Florida Fishing Regulations (Salt/Fresh)

May 2014

Check out the new 2014-2015 2014 Florida Fishing Regulations... (Read more)

FWC makes changes for deer-hunting

April 2013

FWC makes changes for deer-hunting in northwest Florida. These changes take effect during the 2014-15 hunting season and are part of a larger, statewide project aimed at managing deer... (Read more)

2014 BTYCC Outdoor Experience

April 2013

Folks looking to get outside on a nice spring day are invited to attend the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center’s (BTYCC) seventh annual Outdoor Experience on April 12... (Read more)

FWC modifies some hunting zones; turkey bag limit

March 2014

The FWC amended rules to modify fall hunting season dates and to increase the daily hunting bag limit of wild turkeys on private lands statewide... (Read more)

World Record Sunfish!

March 2014

The Arizona Game and Fish Department announced on Thursday that the state may soon be home to the world’s largest angler-caught redear sunfish... (Read more)

“Take the Short Cut Home!”

March 2014

The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today offered a “21-gun salute” to Piers Morgan for the cancellation of his program... (Read more)

Biologists rescue panther kitten

March 2014

A team of panther biologists rescued an approximately week-old Florida panther kitten at the Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge... (Read more)

Proposed changes to deer regulations in Zone D

February 2014

The FWC worked with stakeholders to develop proposed rule amendments to hunting regulations that would implement greater antler regulations for Zone D... (Read more)

Cool-weather Crappie

February 2014

Black crappie are favorite cool weather targets, so join the fun! What better way to start off a new year then with some healthy outdoor activity and a mess of fresh fish?... (Read more)

Justin Brown Memorial Bass Tournament

February 2014

Proceeds from this tournament provides funding for the Justin Brown Memorial Scholarship... (Read more)

Top 10 Common Deer Hunting Mistakes You Should Fix

January 2013

We all make mistakes. Learning from them makes us better hunters. But you need to know what you’re doing wrong. Watching for these 10 subtle but all-too-common deer hunting errors... (Read more)

Top 10 Fishing Injuries (2013)

January 2013

Top 10 worst fishing injury pics from hooks in eyes to arms torn open from baraccuda! *(WARNING VERY GRAPHIC)... (Read more)

Where to Shoot a Deer for One-Shot Kills

January 2013

To kill an animal with a single shot is the goal of every responsible hunter. Most of us were taught to put a bullet in the “boiler room,” the heart and lungs... (Read more)

15-Year-Old Texas Girl Shoots Record Whitetail

December 2013

Makayla Hay had her eye on a gnarly 23-point buck as the Texas firearms opener approached—but then so did almost every other deer hunter in Madison County... (Read more)

Enormous rare sea creature hauled in by Fla. angler

December 2013

Mark “the Shark” Quartiano has caught thousands of sharks, but never anything like the 800-pound deep-water stingray he landed off Miami Beach... (Read more)

Iowa Buck Could Challenge World Record!

December 2013

We’ve seen some giant bucks tagged this season, but this massive typical bowkill from Iowa may prove the biggest yet... (Read more)

Net Limitation Information

November 2013

District Court Judge Jackie Fulford Rules Net Ban 'A Legal Absurdity.' Click here to get MyFWC's official internal memo to see their response... (Read more)

Leon County Considering Gun Control

November 2013

Mary Ann Lindley, is leading the Leon County Commission in an effort to join liberal antigun south Florida counties in imposing gun control restrictions on their citizens.... (Read more)

FREE: Women’s Fishing Clinic

November 2013

Learn a hobby at free Women’s Fishing Clinic in Fort Clinch State Park.... (Read more)

Diva of the Year

October 2013

Morganne is the winner of the “Outdoor Diva of the Year” contest... (Read more)

FWC Rules and Regs

Current Season

Click here to access this season's hunting and fishing (both saltwater and freshwater) rules and regulations, season dates, etc... (Read more)

RECIPE: Venison Pizza Cups

April 2013

Here's a fun, easy way to prepare venison and feed your family. It's a great recipe to make with your kids helping too! As delicious as a cold leftover as it is piping hot right out of the oven... (Read more)

2013 Fishing Regulations

February 2013

Stay informed with newest saltwater fishing publication... (Read more)

Buck of the Year Prizes

Current Contest

Florida hunters have a little extra incentive to hit the woods this year, as more than 20 businesses have stepped up to donate prizes for WNW's “Buck of the Year” contest... (Read more)