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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 that do not have a federal reef fish permit may also participate in the season...
    Exotic Pet Amnesty Days are events held periodically around the state to provide the opportunity for people to surrender their exotic pets free of charge with no penalties. Exotic Pet Amnesty Days are free and everyone is welcome to...
    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, Egg Moon, Fish Moon, the Pesach or Passover Moon, Paschal Moon, Hanuman Jayanti, Bak Poya...
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the 6th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 16 and 17 at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate...
    The recreational harvest season for snook opens March 1 in some Gulf waters, including Escambia through Hernando counties, and waters south of Gordon Pass in Collier County through Monroe County (also includes Everglades National Park). Snook remains catch-and-release only in...
    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 an Executive Order. All three species will remain catch-and-release through May 31, 2021, in all waters...
    Bat maternity season is almost here, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding the public to check their homes and other structures for bats and seal potential entry points. Are there cracks in your chimney...
    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 Alon Kowen, who captioned it: "Beluga Whale celebrating the Springboks victory somewhere close to the...
    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 of the most venomous caterpillars in the United States. The Florida Poison Information Center says that...
    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be honoring the first place winners in each category at its December meeting in Panama City Beach. Winners • Recreational Category • First place Lionfish King: Ken Ayers, Bay County, 1,194 removed. • Second...
    Tuesday, October 1, 2019, Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced six additional recreational red snapper fishing days for Gulf waters. The season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations will be...
    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 35th St., Ocala. This double-elimination tournament is open to ages 18 and older. Age divisions are...
    NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that on September 16, 2019, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (Commission) received a complete application from the City of Miami Beach requesting approval of a draft ordinance to establish a Slow Speed Minimum...
    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 for the Florida Sport Fish Restoration R3 Fishing Grant. This grant program is focused on...
    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...
    Two people were arrested for allegedly harvesting saw palmetto berries. According to the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, as of last July, a permit is required to harvest the berries in Florida. The two were harvesting the berries after...
    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 Florida residents and visitors to get out on the water and find out why Florida...
    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 home. Well, on Tuesday, that is exactly what happened to one woman and her little boy. At...
    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 Pass in Collier County. These waters remain closed to harvest due to impacts from a...
    Damage from recent storm winds has closed two docks on Lake Weir in Carney Island Recreation and Conservation Area, 13275 SE 115 Ave., Ocklawaha, according to a Marion County press release. The main, floating dock and the personal watercraft dock...