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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding people to help prevent conflicts with bears by securing garbage and other items that might attract these animals. In the fall, Florida black bears begin preparing for the winter by...
  Ocala National Forest -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office is looking for the public's help with identifying human remains found in the Ocala National Forest. The remains of a female were found Monday in the area of East State Road...
  Forest Service Public Affairs Specialist Susan Blake said Thursday that due to Hurricane Irma, the Ocala National Forest will be closing trails, campgrounds and concession areas to the public on Friday, September 8, 2017, at 5 p.m. until further...
Umatilla, Florida -- A female was found dead at the Ocala Forest Campground Monday. Officials responded to the Ocala Forest Campground, located at 26301 Southeast Highway 42, Lot #1, after a man called 911 in reference to a dead person. According to...
// Ocala, Florida -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the human remains found in a shallow grave on Friday, March 4, were identified as a man who was reported missing in January. The...
// Ocala, Florida -- After an extensive search, the body of a missing hiker was found at approximately 1 p.m. Friday. Searchers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Marion County Fire Rescue, and the Marion...
//   Ocala, Florida -- On August 10, 2015, Christopher Anderson went for a hike near Salt Springs, Florida. When Anderson did not show up to meet his friends they reported him missing. The Marion County Sheriff's Office,...
// Ocala, Florida — While patrolling the area of Forest Road 8 and Old Forest Road 573, FWC Officer, Washburn Wear, heard gunshots in the distance. As Officer Wear headed in the direction of the gunshots, he...
// Ocala, Florida -- On June 27, 2014, shortly after 10 p.m., a 911 call came in from an individual whom stated that he had stabbed two intruders. The caller stated that two men had forced their...
The U.S. Navy will be conducting training exercises with live bombs in the Ocala National Forest in the coming week. The training will take place at the Pinecastle Range Complex from August 7, 2013, through August 9, 2013, between the...