With National Safe Boating Week and the release of the 2019 Boating Accident Statistical Report, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages boaters to focus on simple, effective steps that make boating safer. […]
Be sure to check your bass for tags, you never know when you’ll be rewarded for fishing.
Burmese pythons, though large when fully grown, are notoriously difficult to find. The color and pattern of a python’s skin is designed to help it blend in with surrounding vegetation, allowing this powerful ambush predator to remain virtually undetected when potential prey animals are near.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is seeking new ideas for managing aquatic plants without the use of herbicides.
Spotted seatrout will remain catch-and-release through May 31, 2020, in waters from the Hernando/Pasco county line south through Gordon Pass in Collier County.
Python Patrol is a no-cost training program that aims to create a network of trained individuals throughout south Florida who know how to identify Burmese pythons, report sightings, and in some cases, capture and humanely kill the snakes.
While many anglers sing the praises of Florida’s warmer fishing months, seasoned anglers know that winter can offer great fishing opportunities for some of the state’s most sought-after fish species.
The recreational harvest season for snook closes Dec. 15 in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, and will remain closed through Jan. 31, 2020, reopening to harvest Feb. 1.
Round out your Thanksgiving festivities with some license-free saltwater fishing Saturday, Nov. 30.
As the Thanksgiving holiday approaches, everyone is starting to think about turkeys. Those hosting friends and family for the holiday feast are exploring ways to prepare the main course.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is inviting anglers and others interested in conservation to its TrophyCatch program’s annual Hall of Fame Ceremony.
Starting this hunting season, youth may take part in a Youth Waterfowl Hunting Day occurring the Saturday before the start of the first phase of the regular waterfowl season, which is Nov. 16, and another one held the second Saturday after the second phase of the season closes, Feb. 8.
This summer was a fantastic time to catch some reel big fishing memories. A few top-notch Catch a Florida Memory anglers took home exciting prizes in the process, including custom fish mounts courtesy of Mount This Fish Company.
Over 600 turtles were returned to the wild after a long-term undercover investigation. A group of poachers were taking freshwater turtles from the wild and selling them illegally to overseas buyers.
Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season has begun in state and federal waters.
Squirrels and rabbits can provide a great opportunity to get involved in hunting. On lands outside of the WMA system, gray squirrel season opens October 12 and rabbits may be taken year-round.
The red snapper season for private recreational anglers and state for-hire operations in the Gulf of Mexico will be open on the following Saturdays and Sundays: Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, 26 and 27.
Check out the fourth annual Lionfish Challenge stats below on who took home the top prizes and more. 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.
Recently, a citizen found a 6-foot bottlenose dolphin stranded on a sandbar citizen in Matlacha Pass. The citizen immediately called the FWC Wildlife Alert Hotline and offered to stay with the dolphin until FWC arrived.