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News Release February 18, 2011 Contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459 Investigators with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) charged a St. Lucie County man with a first-degree misdemeanor for having a venomous snake in his home without a proper permit. Kevin A. Castle (DOB 02/27/71) of Fort Pierce was also issued two warnings […]

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News Release February 17, 2011 Contact: Tony Young, 850-488-7867 Beginning this spring turkey season, young hunters can take advantage of a special two-day youth turkey hunt on private lands the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season in each hunting zone. In Zone A (the southern portion of Florida, south of State Road […]

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News Release February 17, 2011 Contact: Karen Parker, 386-758-0525 Anglers fishing Orange Lake near Gainesville now have even more incentive to go after those big bass, thanks to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and The Tackle Box in Gainesville. Anyone catching a 10-pound (or bigger) bass from Orange Lake can enter for […]

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News Release February 15, 2011 Contact: Bob Wattendorf, 850-488-0520 x 17245 “Whoosh! Then another whoosh.” That is how Stacy Twiggs, the senior manager of B.A.S.S. Federation Nation and Youth B.A.S.S., described the sound of a huge bass grabbing and running with the spinner bait. He was sure the anglers he’d just met and encouraged moments […]

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For immediate release: February 14, 2011 Contact: Tony Young, 850-488-7867 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) reminds hunters that there are changes this spring turkey season. Because of safety concerns among Florida’s turkey hunters, the FWC passed a rule that limits the methods of take allowed during spring turkey hunts on wildlife management […]

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