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    red snapper, ocala news, ocala post, fwc

    Recreational Red Snapper Season begins soon

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    Recreational Red Snapper Season will begin June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remain open through July 25, closing July 26. For-hire operations...
    florida fishing, saltwater fishing, ocala news, ocala post, fishing

    June 1 saltwater fishing season-opening/closures

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    Starting June 1, the following saltwater fisheries will open or close to harvest: Gag grouper opens for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of...
    exotic pets amnesty day, ocala news, ocala post

    FWC will help find home for your unwanted exotic pets

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    Exotic Pet Amnesty Days are events held periodically around the state to provide the opportunity for people to surrender their exotic pets free of...
    full moon, supermoon, ocala news, ocala post

    Tuesday’s “supermoon” will be the largest and brightest full Moon this year

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    NASA wants to encourage everyone to take a peek at Tuesday's (April 7) "supermoon." The next full Moon is the Pink Moon, Sprouting Grass Moon,...
    lionfish, FWC, ocala news, florida, fishing

    2020 Lionfish Festival May 16-17 in Destin; vendors and divers wanted

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    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the 6th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 16 and 17...
    ocala-news, ocala post, hog hunting, fwc

    Five men cited for illegally hunting on state property

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    Five men were issued a notice to appear and cited after they were caught hunting in Silver Springs State Park. Officer Michael Rice with Florida...
    ocala-news, ocala post, snook season, florida fishing

    Snook season soon opens to recreational harvest in some Gulf waters

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    The recreational harvest season for snook opens March 1 in some Gulf waters, including Escambia through Hernando counties, and waters south of Gordon Pass...
    Ocala news, Ocala Post, fishing, Florida fishing

    All three species will remain catch-and-release through May 31, 2021

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    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will extend catch-and-release measures for snook, red drum, and spotted seatrout for an additional year via...
    bats, outdoors, ocala news

    It’s bat time again: check your home before maternity season

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    Bat maternity season is almost here, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding the public to check their homes and...
    ocala-news, bombing, ocala post, navy bombing, ocala national forest

    Inert bombing will take place in Ocala National Forest

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    You may hear loud booms this weekend...don't be alarmed. Navy training schedules indicate that inert bombing will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex located...

    Duck hunters should be aware of changes in the law

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    Duck hunters should be aware of the daily bag limit for mallards has been reduced to two birds, of which only one may be...
    Beluga Whale plays fetch, rugby ball, ocala news, ocala post

    Beluga whale plays fetch with boaters tossing rugby ball

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    A beluga whale was recorded playing with a rugby ball being tossed by a group of people on a boat. The footage was recorded by...
    Puss Caterpillar, ocala news, ocala post

    Southern flannel moth, venomous puss caterpillar, makes return to Florida

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    The southern flannel moth, Megalopyge opercularis, is an attractive small moth that is best-known because of its larva, the puss caterpillar, which is one...

    Florida men busted, trafficking ring smuggling thousands of turtles

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    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has charged two suspects for poaching thousands of Florida’s native turtles from the wild and selling...
    deer hunting, ocala news, ocala post, hunting

    New deer hunting rules and reporting requirements

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    Hunters now have an online option to comply with new deer harvest reporting requirements. You can log (Step 1) your harvest using a paper...
    lionfish, FWC, ocala news, florida, fishing

    Lionfish Challenge winners, facts, myths

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    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be honoring the first place winners in each category at its December meeting in Panama...
    snapper, red snapper, ocala news, fishing

    Six additional recreational red snapper fishing days, Gulf waters

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    Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced six additional recreational red snapper fishing days...
    pickle-ball, parks and recreation, ocala news, ocala post

    Men and women’s doubles pickleball tournament

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    Marion County Parks and Recreation is hosting a men and women’s doubles pickleball tournament, at 4 p.m., Sept. 28 at Coehadjoe Park, 4225 NE...
    Monument Island, miami news, ocala post, boating

    Proposed restrictions for Flagler Monument Island

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    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 16, 2019, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Commission) received a complete application from the City...
    fishing, high school fishing club, ocala news, ocala post

    Applications available for FWC’s 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program

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    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) 2019-2020 High School Fishing Program offers high school fishing clubs or teams the opportunity to apply...