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    fishing, high school fishing club, ocala news, ocala post

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

    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...
    bears, fall season, ocala news, ocala post, ocala national forest

    Bears are more active in the fall

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding people to help prevent conflicts with bears by securing garbage and other items that...
    florida fishing, saltwater fishing, ocala news, ocala post, fishing

    License-free saltwater fishing days

    On September 7, you can try your hand at saltwater fishing without needing a saltwater fishing license. "License-free fishing days are a great way for...
    cottonmouth, water moccasin, florida snakes

    Cottonmouth, a.k.a water moccasin, outside front door of home

    With so much rain and rising water comes Florida nature. Imagine finding a cottonmouth, a.k.a water moccasin, a.k.a viper, right outside the door of your...
    snook season, ocala news, fishing, ocala post

    Snook season is approaching, what you need to know

    The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide, with the exception of state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line south to Gordon...

    FWC long-term investigation, fish and wildlife being sold on black market

    A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigation led to the arrests on Friday, Aug. 9, of three suspects in Levy and Pinellas...
    scallop season 2019, crystal river

    Recreational bay scallop season for certain counties begins today

    Recreational bay scallop season for Franklin through the northwestern portion of Taylor, as well as Levy, Citrus, and Hernando counties opens July 1 and...
    snapper, red snapper, ocala news, fishing

    Recreational red snapper season is here

    The recreational red snapper season started June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and will remain open through July 12, closing July 13. Anglers...
    indigo snake, ocala news, ocala post

    15 eastern indigo snakes released in Florida

    Florida -- Fifteen eastern indigo snakes, listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, has just been released in northern Florida as part of...
    fishing, shark fishing, ocala news, ocala post, fwc

    Anglers furious over new shark fishing regulations

    At its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) said it approved changes to shark fishing regulations, including management...
    gag grouper, florida fishing, fwc

    Recreational harvest for several species of grouper, closed

    Gag grouper recreational harvest closed in Gulf state and federal waters on Jan. 1, 2019. The same day, several species of grouper also closed to...
    snook season, ocala news, ocala post, fishing

    Snook harvest seasonal closure in most Gulf waters

    The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 1 in federal and most state waters of the Gulf, including all of Monroe County and...
    Yellow anaconda, florida news, ocala post, nonnative species,

    FWC seeks input on invasive species rules

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is requesting public input as staff improves rules for non-native species. The potential changes will affect...
    catch and release, red tide, fishing, ocala news, ocala post

    FWC: Mandatory catch-and-release, follow the rules while fishing

    At its September meeting in Tallahassee, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff to expand a recent mandatory catch-and-release only measure...
    crystal river scallop, citrus county news, citrus gazette

    2018 Crystal River scallop festival

    Celebrate summer at Crystal River's scallop festival. The festival will feature live music, bounce houses, karaoke, beer, arts and crafts, a variety of foods, a...
    red snapper, ocala news, ocala post, fishing, outdoors

    Red snapper season closes soon

    Recreational red snapper season closes soon in Gulf state and federal waters. Red snapper season for recreational anglers fishing from private vessels and for charter...
    red snapper, outdoors, fishing, florida fishing, red snapper season

    2018 red snapper season

    Recreational red snapper season starts June 11 in Gulf state and federal waters and remains open through July 20, closing July 21. According to FWC,...

    Gag grouper season opens soon

    Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state Gulf of Mexico waters and all federal Gulf waters June 1 and will remain...
    raccoon, forest high school, drown raccoon

    Forest High School teacher on paid leave following animal drowning

    Law enforcement officials are investigating a Forest High School teacher, Dewie Brewton, who allegedly drown two raccoons and an opossum in an agriculture class. The...

    Stone crab season closed

    The commercial and recreational harvest of stone crab claws in Florida closes on May 16, with the last day of harvest on May 15. Stone...