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FWC votes to move toward deer harvest reporting

January 2011

The FWC has directed staff to advertise new rule proposals requiring all hunters to tag harvested white-tailed deer and report the harvest to the FWC... (Read more)

Trout season will open in south Florida on Jan. 1

January 2011

Spotted seatrout harvest has been closed since Nov. 1 in this part of the state to help maintain an abundant fishery... (Read more)

Southern Pines Blues & BBQ

December 2010

Please join us in Perry, Florida on Dec. 10-11 for the 3rd Annual Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival... (Read more)

Public hunting opportunities expanding

November 2010

The FWC continues to support and promote the hunting tradition by helping open up new public lands for hunting... (Read more)

EPA won't ban lead ammo, still reviewing sinkers

October 2010

On Aug. 27, the EPA denied a petition that called for a nationwide ban on the production and distribution of lead in ammunition.... (Read more)

Camp Blanding hunts change due to military training

October 2010

There are several changes to the schedule of 2010-11 hunts on Camp Blanding, according to Department of Military Affairs... (Read more)

FWC seeks input on possible red drum regulation changes

September 2010

The FWC proposed a draft rule that would raise the recreational daily redfish bag limit from one fish to two per person in large areas of northern Florida... (Read more)

EPA to ban lead ammo?

September 2010

The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) urges all hunters and shooters to contact the Environmental Protection Agency to oppose a petition to ban traditional ammunition.... (Read more)

FWC moves meeting to Pensacola Beach

August 2010

The September meeting will take place at the Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front. Meetings start at 8:30 a.m. (CDT) all three days, and all FWC meetings are open to the public... (Read more)

It’s not too late to hunt Nassau WMA!

July 2010

If you are looking for a place to hunt this fall, you still have a chance to get a recreational use permit for the Nassau WMA during the upcoming hunting season... (Read more)

Update: Researcher in fair condition after alligator bite

July 2010

Gainesville environmental scientist Peter Butt was upgraded to fair condition Wednesday after being attacked by an alligator while snorkeling in the Silver River in Marion County Tuesday... (Read more)

Free fishing weekend in honor of Father’s Day!

June 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist announced on Tuesday another free fishing weekend to encourage people, especially dads and their kids, to get out and catch saltwater fish along Florida’s beautiful coastlines... (Read more)

Bay scallop season to open 12 days early this year!

June 2010

Gov. Charlie Crist has announced that the recreational harvest season for bay scallops in Florida will open 12 days earlier than usual this year... (Read more)

Shoreline fishing license is free to residents, beginning July 1

June 2010

The shoreline fishing license for Florida residents to catch saltwater fish from shore or a structure affixed to shore cost $9 last year... (Read more)

Buy now to avoid Florida license increase July 1!

June 2010

Florida hunters and anglers can avoid paying price increases for some hunting and saltwater fishing permits by purchasing licenses before July 1... (Read more)

Record 600 lb. bear killed in Jefferson County

June 2010

A black bear killed by what was likely a semi-trailer truck on April 23 in Jefferson County may be the third-largest bear ever recovered in Florida... (Read more)

FWC: Alligator hunters must resubmit applications

June 2010

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is working to get things back on track after learning about a problem with alligator hunting permit applications... (Read more)

U.S. reverses stance on treaty to regulate arms trade

May 2010

The United States reversed policy on Wednesday and said it would back launching talks on a treaty to regulate arms sales as long as the talks operated by consensus, a stance critics said gave every nation a veto... (Read more)

NRA's American Values Freedom Experience

May 2010

All NRA members are eligible to purchase reserved VIP seats for this historic event, which will take place on Saturday evening, May 15, at 7:30 p.m., in... (Read more)

Kiss it goodbye?

May 2010

Recreational Gulf grouper anglers could face little to no offshore fishing in 2011, and/or larger areas designated as off-limits ... (Read more)

New WMA dates, deer harvest reporting coming

May 2010

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) scheduled 14 public meetings throughout the state to receive input ... (Read more)

Firearms restricted on public land during turkey season?

May 2010

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is considering a rule proposal that would limit the methods of take allowed during spring turkey hunts... (Read more)

Deer Harvest Reporting

May 2010

By now, you have probably heard about the FWC’s plan to establish a deer harvest reporting system for Florida. In case you’re unaware of what has been proposed... (Read more)

Apply for alligator hunting permits on May 5!

April 2010

The FWC will begin accepting applications May 5 for a chance to obtain highly coveted permits to participate in the statewide alligator harvest.... (Read more)

Governor Crist SIGNED Protection for Gun-Owning Adopting Parents

April 2010

Governor Charlie Crist has signed House Bill 315 by Representative Mike Horner and Senator Thad Altman. HB-315 would stop... (Read more)

Women's handgun safety day set for April 24 in Lake City

April 2010

The Friends of the Osceola, a group of sportsmen and women associated with the Osceola Rifle and Pistol Range in Lake City, will be conducting their annual “Women’s Handgun Safety Day... (Read more)

Update: Gun bills one step closer to law

April 2010

Florida gun owners won another battle in Tallahassee in March, as state legislators passed a bill to stop Florida... (Read more)

Anglers call for ‘immediate action’ from Obama

April 2010

A coalition of marine recreational fishing, boating and conservation organizations and businesses has called on the Obama administration to take immediate action... (Read more)

U.S. Forest Service officer shot, killed by coyote hunter

April 2010

A USDA Forest Service Law Enforcement officer was fatally shot Friday, March 5 at the Ocmulgee Bluff Equestrian Recreation Area on the Oconee Ranger District... (Read more)

SUPPORT SB-530 -- Stop Gun Registration

March 2010

SB-530 is a bill to STOP Florida adoption agencies from forcing potential adoptive parents to register their firearms with the agency as a condition of adoption... (Read more)

FWC offers hunter safety course in Bay County

March 2010

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Bay County... (Read more)

FWC offers hunter safety course in Leon County

March 2010

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Leon County... (Read more)

Maybe the Brady Campaign should switch to decaf

February 2010

The hand-wringers at the Brady Campaign must have figured out what the rest of us have known for quite some time. Having been rendered all but entirely irrelevant... (Read more)

Japanese angler ties world record bass

February 2010

After nearly six months of waiting, Japan’s Manabu Kurita is taking his place alongside Georgia angler George Perry in the IGFA World Record Games Fishes book as dual holder of the All-Tackle record for largemouth bass with a fish weighing... (Read more)

FBI bribery sting shocks SHOT show

February 2010

An FBI sting operation that led to the arrests of 22 executives and employees of companies in the military and law enforcement products industry shook day two of the 2010 SHOT Show... (Read more)

NRA alert: 9 Florida Gun Bills filed for 2010!

February 2010

In a Dec. 11, 2009 alert to members of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and Unified Sportsmen of Florida (USF), USF Executive Director Marion P. Hammer turned the spotlight on nine bills... (Read more)

Sport fishing for greater amberjack set to reopen

January 2010

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack from federal waters in the Gulf of Mexico will reopen on Jan. 1. Federal waters extend beyond 9 nautical miles from shore in the Gulf off Florida... (Read more)

FWC announces blue crab trap area closure

January 2010

The harvest of blue crabs from traps will not be allowed from Jan. 5 through Jan. 14 in all waters of Franklin County west to the Florida-Alabama border, except... (Read more)

Antler scoring Jan. 30 in Lake City

January 2010

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers will score deer antlers Jan. 30 in Lake City and Feb. 12 in Jacksonville... (Read more)

Longwood man clawed by bear, charged by FWC

January 2010

A Longwood, Florida man who was clawed in the face by a black bear at his home on Dec. 10 now also faces criminal charges for feeding bears... (Read more)

Hunting zones and season dates changing

January 2010

The FWC is moving forward with proposed new rules that could take effect next season (2010-11). The proposal affecting the most hunters would modify zone boundaries and season dates for deer hunting. ... (Read more)

Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival

December 2009

Annual Southern Pines Blues & BBQ Festival & TRIPLE CROWN SERIES TRI-STATE BBQ CHAMPIONSHIP Competition. Two days of blues music, arts & crafts, camping and fun... (Read more)

FWC offers hunter safety course in Wakulla County

November 2009

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Wakulla County. The course will be at the Livestock Pavilion, 84 Cedar Ave., in Crawfordville. Instruction will be from... (Read more)

Atlantic vermilion snapper, spotted seatrout seasons close

November 2009

The recreational harvest seasons for vermilion snapper in the Atlantic Ocean and spotted seatrout in South Florida will close on Nov. 1... (Read more)

Apply now to work with FWC on anchoring regulations

November 2009

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in consultation with the Department of Environmental Protection, wants to work with city and county governments on the best way to regulate boats that anchor outside of permitted mooring fields... (Read more)

Apply for spring turkey quota hunt permits Nov. 1

November 2009

Hunters looking to turkey hunt on Florida’s wildlife management areas during the 2010 spring turkey season need to apply for quota hunt permits beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 1... (Read more)

Ocala WMA hunters must now check deer

November 2009

The FWC will have nine auxiliary check stations to log harvested deer this hunting seasons on Ocala and Fort McCoy WMAs and the Gores Landing Unit of Ocklawaha River WMA... (Read more)

BUI limit drops to 0.15

November 2009

New laws aimed at boating safety and protecting natural resources are now in effect. The FWC and other law enforcement agencies throughout state are out to alert Floridians to new laws... (Read more)

Bronson announces program to expedite concealed weapon license application process

November 2009

Commissioner Charles H. Bronson today announced that qualified individuals wishing to expedite the turnaround time... (Read more)

FWC FIELD OPERATIONS Report-October 16

October 2009

This report represents some events the FWC handled over the past week; however, it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement... (Read more)

Stone crab season opens

October 2009

The commercial and recreational harvest season for stone crab claws in Florida opens on Thursday, Oct. 15. The season will remain open through... (Read more)

Florida boating fatalities climbs to near-record high

October 2009 (WARNING: Graphic Images!)

The deaths of six people in three separate boating-related accidents in Florida during the Labor Day weekend brought Florida’s tragic total to 52 people who have lost their lives this year... (Read more)

FWC News Release-Avian influenza testing

October 2009

Biologists with the FWC and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services will collect samples from hunter-harvested ducks to test for highly pathogenic avian virus – H5N1... (Read more)

FWC News Release-Huntmasters needed

October 2009

Huntmasters needed for youth hunts-The FWC is seeking volunteers to help run its Youth Hunting Program of Florida – a program aimed at providing quality hunting experiences for 12- to 17-year-olds... (Read more)

FWC postpones Sept. 22 deer meeting in Kissimmee

September 2009

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has rescheduled the deer-management-strategy public meeting originally planned for Sept. 22 at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee... (Read more)

Bad Data = Bad Business for charter captains

September 2009

Despite ‘all-time’ high numbers of red snapper... (Read more)

Migratory Game Bird Season Dates

September 2009

Wetland habitat covers a vast expanse of Florida, and much of it is open and available for public hunting. Easy access to hunting areas and a hunter success rate nearly double the national average... (Read more)

Hunting Season Begins Sept. 12!

September 2009

It is that time again! Hunting season will officially begin on Sept. 12 for bowhunters in Florida’s South Zone, followed by the opening... (Read more)

Warsaw record or Goliath grouper blooper?

August 2009

Four Alabama anglers went from proud angling heroes to possible fish felons in a matter of a day after news and photos of their catch on June 25 generated official complaints as well as much debate... (Read more)

Florida Fox Attacks: Four people bitten!

August 2009

Two separate fox attacks in Florida over the past month have injured four people and will result in painful rabies shots for at least three of them... (Read more)

FWC officer shot 6 times during traffic stop

August 2009

A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officer suffered three gunshot wounds while making a “routine” traffic stop on July 15 in Brevard County... (Read more)

Man loses two fingers from gator bite!

August 2009

66-year-old West Palm Beach resident David Grounds lost two fingers on his right hand after he was bitten by an alligator on July 18... (Read more)

Pet Burmese python strangles 2-year-old

August 2009

Asphyxiation was ruled the preliminary cause of death of Shaianna Hare, the two-year-old Sumter County girl strangled to death by a pet Burmese python in her crib July 1... (Read more)

Total ban on East Coast bottom fishing?

July 2009

East Coast anglers are just four months away from a possible total ban on bottom fishing, which federal fishery managers claim is required to end overfishing of red snapper... (Read more)

Recreational Fishing Rules for Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters

July 2009

The information contained in the box below was taken from the 2009-10 Recreational Fishing Regulations for Gulf of Mexico Federal Waters publication... (Read more)

Florida group pushes for oil drilling in Gulf

July 2009

As gas prices continue to rise again this summer, efforts to lift Florida’s 20-year ban on offshore oil drilling are advancing in Tallahassee, in the U.S. Senate in Washington and... (Read more)

All hunting banned on Circle B Bar Preserve!

July 2009

Those of you that chase waterfowl across our glorious state know how hard it is to find a pristine marsh suitable for duck hunting. One such place, the Circle B Bar Preserve in Lakeland, Fla... (Read more)

New grouper rules hit hard!

June 2009

How big of an impact will new grouper rules adopted by NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have on Florida’s economy and those who make a living fishing offshore? (Read more)

FWC News Release

June 2009

Hunter Safety Courses Announced in the following Counties; Holmes, Jefferson. Okaloosa and Franklin... (Read more)

FRA sues feds over new Gulf grouper rules!

June 2009

The FRA has filed a federal lawsuit against the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) seeking to block new Gulf of Mexico grouper rules ... (Read more)

Gulf snapper opens June 1!

June 2009

The 2009 Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season opens Monday, June 1 and will close at... (Read more)

No more free fishing from shore!

June 2009

A bill passed by the Florida Legislature will do away with a 20-year license exemption for Florida anglers fishing from shore. For the first time those fishing from docks ... (Read more)

FWC clarifies application period for special-opportunity hunts

May 2009

The FWC would like to clarify the dates for this year’s special-opportunity hunt application period. ... (Read more)

2009 Gulf red snapper season June 1-Aug. 14

May 2009

State and federal fishery managers have tentatively set the 2009 Gulf red snapper season to run June 1 - Aug. 14... (Read more)

Hunter safety classes offered May 9 in Perry and Lake City

May 2009

Don’t wait! Get educated early by attending one of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) free hunter safety courses... (Read more)

Bobcat attacks 2 in Citrus

May 2009

A bobcat attacked two people in separate incidents in Citrus County on March 28. Johnathon Knecht, 10, and Frank Womack, 71, sustained scratches and bites in the encounters. Womack killed the bobcat in self defense... (Read more)

Flooding cancels turkey hunts, close WMAs

May 2009

Flooding in several Big Bend counties of Florida closed three wildlife management areas (WMAs) and cancelled spring turkey hunts scheduled for April 17-19... (Read more)

FWC proposes new hunting zones, season dates

May 2009

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) “Deer Management Team” is ready to gather input from Florida’s hunters on potential changes... (Read more)

Landowners pull 26,400 acres from WMA system

April 2009

North Florida hunters will lose more than 26,400 acres of public hunting land this year, as a pair of land/timber companies have pulled their properties out of the state’s Wildlife Management Areas... (Read more)

Georgia eyes 40% hike in non-resident hunting licenses

April 2009

Florida hunters who travel to Georgia each year to hunt could be paying a lot more next season under a bill pending in the Georgia legislature... (Read more)

2009 FACT SHEET on Sports Injuries

April 2009

The Unified Sportsmen of Florida, in conjunction with the National Rifle Association, recently released this comparison table, contrasting the likelihood of obtaining a sports related injury in various fields... (Read more)

Summer Youth Camps

April 2009

Each summer, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers kids, ages 9-16, a unique outdoor adventure experience... (Read more)

Trout and Gulf snook seasons reopen March 1

March 2009

Recreational harvest seasons for spotted seatrout in North Florida and for Gulf Coast snook reopen on March 1. This means all Florida waters will be open to the sport harvest of trout and snook beginning in March... (Read more)

Blair Holt Bill

March 2009

A bill before Congress would prohibit ownership of handguns by those who have not obtained firearm licenses... (Read more)

Youth Center hosts free ‘outdoor experience’ March 7

March 2009

Youth looking to get outside on a nice spring day are invited to attend Beau Turner’s Outdoor Experience on March 7 at the Beau Turner Youth Conservation Center, located east of Tallahassee... (Read more)

Two Hunters Killed in Accidental Shootings

March 2009

A 57-year-old female hunter from Hosford was accidentally shot and killed while hunting with her husband around 10 a.m. on Feb. 7 in Liberty County.... (Read more)

Governor Crist reappoints Yablonksi for second term on FWC

February 2009

Governor Charlie Crist has reappointed Brian S. Yablonski to a second five-year term on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC)... (Read more)

Quota permits highlight FWC meeting

February 2009

Florida public land hunters have an interest in the outcome of several issues expected to be addressed at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Feb. 4-5 meeting... (Read more)

Florida bear deaths climbing dramatically

February 2009

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is asking for help in identifying who killed a Florida black bear near Shady Grove in Taylor County in late December... (Read more)

Killer whales spotted in Gulf of Mexico

February 2009

Imagine tuna fishing deep in the Gulf of Mexico when suddenly you spot a pod of killer whales surfacing like porpoises in the distance. That is exactly what happened to a group of anglers... (Read more)

FWC scores antlers in Madison County

January 2009

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) officers will score deer antlers Jan. 31 in Madison... (Read more)

Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days set for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1

January 2009

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), in conjunction with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, has established Jan. 31 and Feb.1 as Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days... (Read more)

FWC scores antlers in Lake City

January 2009

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) reserve officers will score deer antlers Jan. 17 and Jan. 24 in Lake City... (Read more)

Florida to adopt shorter federal snapper season

January 2009

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has proposed a draft rule to change the recreational harvest season for red snapper in Gulf of Mexico state waters to coincide with... (Read more)

FWC proposes Tenoroc land swap near Lakeland

January 2009

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a land swap proposal on Dec. 3 at their meeting in Key West, offering 10 acres of pasture for 40 acres of wetlands... (Read more)

East Coast’s 4-month grouper closure delayed!

January 2009

East Coast anglers received a great Christmas surprise on Dec. 19 when news broke that a controversial 4-month closure on grouper fishing had been scrapped – at least for now... (Read more)

New antler, ‘no-shining’ rules on Tate’s Hell WMA

January 2009

Two new rules in place on the 187,700-acre Tate’s Hell Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Franklin and Liberty counties this hunting season are designed to improve the quality of the hunting experience. ... (Read more)

Gulf and East Coast grouper anglers face new grouper rules Jan. 1

December 2008

Grouper fishermen on both coasts of Florida face new grouper rules beginning on Jan. 1... (Read more)

FWC to sample hunter’s duck harvest for avian flu disease

December 2008

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) biologists will collect samples from hunter-harvested ducks to test for highly pathogenic avian influenza... (Read more)

Outbreak kills hog dogs

December 2008

A psuedorabies outbreak in South Florida in and around the J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area (WMA) has reportedly killed over a dozen hunting dogs, leading the state to warn hunters about the viral disease... (Read more)

New options for hunters who camp on Ocala WMA

December 2008

Hunters planning to camp during the upcoming general gun hunting season on the Ocala WMA will have some new options to consider this year. The general gun season in Ocala WMA is Nov. 8... (Read more)

FWC News Release

November 2008

Hunter safety course offered in Jefferson and Bay County... (Read more)

Just in time for hunting season

November 2008

2008-09 Florida whitetail rut dates announced... (Read more)

Red snapper and South Fla. trout seasons close Nov. 1

November 2008

The recreational harvest seasons for red snapper in the Gulf of Mexico and spotted seatrout in South Florida will close on Nov. 1. These closures occur each year to help rebuild... (Read more)

2008-09 Florida waterfowl hunting seasons

October 2008

FWC announces waterfowl hunting season dates finalized for the state of Florida... (Read more)

Florida dove hunters get unexpected bonus

October 2008

When Florida’s first phase of the mourning dove season opens Saturday, Oct. 4, hunters will find an unexpected bonus -- an increase in the bag limit from 12 to 15 birds... (Read more)

Babcock Ranch hosts first-ever public hog hunts

October 2008

Babcock Ranch Preserve Public Small Game Hunting Area in Charlotte County will host six separate public hog hunts for the first time since being acquired by the State of Florida... (Read more)

FWC scores antlers in Live Oak

October 2008

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) officers will score deer antlers Oct. 4 in Live Oak... (Read more)

NOAA to set new Gulf grouper rules in January

October 2008

The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council (Gulf Council) has voted to send new grouper rules (Reef Fish Amendment 30B) to the Secretary of Commerce for approval... (Read more)

State follows feds rules on AJ, triggerfish size limits

October 2008

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) on Thursday proposed raising the minimum harvest size for greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state waters... (Read more)

Last-minute pre-season checklist for archers

September 2008

Bow season is opening all across the country this month, and it seems there are always those of us who wait until the last minute to get things ready. Notice I said “us,” as this year I am in the boat with y’all!... (Read more)

New Rules in Effect for 2008-09 season

September 2008

After FWC staff completed an internal review process for proposed changes to rules related to hunting and fishing regulations, the FWC adopted new rules at its February 2008 meeting... (Read more)

Apply Sept. 9 for special opportunity turkey hunts

September 2008

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting 2009 special-opportunity spring turkey hunt applications at 10 a.m. (EDT) Sept. 9... (Read more)

FWC’s climate change summit moved to Oct. 1-3 due to storm

September 2008

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has rescheduled the summit, “Florida’s Wildlife: On the front line of climate change,” for Oct. 1-3 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando... (Read more)

Mickey Mouse gnaws at 2nd Amendment

August 2008

As many of you know, the State of Florida recently passed a law reaffirming that all persons have the right to keep and bear arms in their motor vehicles... (Read more)

Jamboree features free bowhunting course

August 2008

Learn how to bowhunt, for free. The course will be offered Aug. 30 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the Florida Bowhunting Jamboree at the Citrus Wildlife Management Area... (Read more)

Florida postal worker wins $100,000 ‘fantasy’ fishing

August 2008

Four years ago, one of Terry Totten’s coworkers, a fellow postal worker, invited Totten to try bass fishing. That day, they caught more than 18 bass on Lake Monroe near Orlando, Florida, hooking Totten... (Read more)

Amberjack size limit increased

August 2008

After delaying a decision for several months, NOAA’s National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) is quickly moving ahead with new rules to slash the recreational harvest of both amberjack and triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico waters.... (Read more)

Sweet Deal? Florida to buy 187,000 acres from U.S. Sugar

August 2008

Governor Charlie Crist and the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) are poised to make one of the largest environmental land acquisitions in Florida’s history... (Read more)

Bass Pro Shops’ Fall Hunting Classic Aug. 8-24

August 2008

Bass Pro Shops will offer free gun safety seminars at 47 of its stores on Saturday, Aug. 9... (Read more)

Florida Deer Association seminars and banquet:

August 2008

Hunters invited to attend Ocala trade show on Aug. 23... (Read more)

‘Future of Hunting’ summits set for June

June, 2008

As part of an ongoing effort to better represent sportsmen and reverse the trend of declining hunter numbers in Florida”... (Read more)

NWTF CEO steps down after 30 years

May, 2008

After 30 years of service, including 27 years as the National Wild Turkey Federation’s (NWTF’s) CEO, Rob Keck recently announced he has decided to step down “for personal and family reasons”... (Read more)

Florida Sierra Club chapter suspended

May, 2008

The Sierra Club’s national board voted to remove the leaders of its 35,000-member Florida chapter on March 25 – an unprecedented step that some said was necessary to end years of infighting... (Read more)

NMFS to fillet snapper season again?

May, 2008

NOAA Fisheries has announced it will cut the recreational red snapper season in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico to June 1 - Aug. 5 – five months less than the traditional season... (Read more)

Quota hunt outrage falling on deaf ears?

May, 2008

No doubt over the past few months you have all read the various articles offered by myself and others in Woods ‘n Water regarding the current battle over the Florida Quota Hunt System... (Read more)

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