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.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Python Action Team has now removed 900 Burmese pythons from the wild in Florida, including a large 18 foot, 4 inch long female python – the largest ever captured by the team.
You can watch staff presentations and address FWC’s commissioners in person at their next commission meeting in Cape Canaveral at Radisson Resort at the Port 8701 Astronaut Boulevard on October 2-3 at 8:30 a.m..
Argentine black and white tegus are not native to our state, and they pose a serious threat to native species including ground nesting birds and reptiles such as burrowing owls and alligators.
Try your hand at saltwater fishing Saturday, Sept. 7, 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 is known as the Fishing Capital of the World.
The FWC is investigating a disorder detected in some Florida panthers and bobcats. All the affected animals have exhibited some degree of walking abnormally or difficulty coordinating their back legs.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program celebrates its most recent Hall of Fame largemouth bass catch weighing 13 pounds, 5 ounces, caught and released in Orange Lake by Chad Dorland during a University of Florida fishing tournament.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is responsible for enforcing airboat regulations that went into effect last month. Per F.S. 327.391, airboat operators carrying passengers for hire must complete an Airboat Operators Course.
Green iguanas are an invasive species in Florida and are not native to our state. They can cause considerable damage to infrastructure, including seawalls and sidewalks.
The recreational harvest of greater amberjack will reopen in Gulf state and federal waters Aug. 1. This season is scheduled to remain open through Oct. 31 in state and federal waters.
During the July 17-18 Commission meeting in Stuart, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) honored Assistant Statewide Prosecutor Cynthia Honick with the agency’s Prosecutor of the Year Award.
The 2019 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational mini-season July 24 and 25, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2020.
Lakes full of fish! Freshwater fishing is hot across the state! TrophyCatch Florida data shows anglers are having a great year. Our conservation work gives us a glimpse, too!