Author Archives: Walton Outdoors

Find the Easter eggs in North and South Walton April 19 and 20

Freeport Arts and Craft Festival and Easter Egg Hunt April 19 On Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. the Town Planters Society of Freeport will be hosting their annual arts and craft festival. The festival will be … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Audubon events for May 2014

May 1: Monthly Meeting and Program: “Caught on Camera: Butterflies and Moths,” MaryAnn Friedman, Butterfly Enthusiast. MaryAnn will present an amazing photographic collection of butterflies and moths with an emphasis on the many varieties of Florida Lepidoptera. Conservation issues, identification … Continue reading

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FWC sets Gulf recreational red snapper season

Season set for May 24 – July 14 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set the Gulf recreational red snapper season in state waters April 16 at a meeting near Tallahassee. The season will be a total of … Continue reading

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Walton Bay, river and shoreline fishing report for April 16

Fishing is good and dependent on the weather Choctawhatchee Bay: Folks reeling in some large speckled trout, some small redfish, a few sheepshead and black drum. Shoreline: Great reports of good size pompano being caught. One report of a 6 … Continue reading

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Snake avoidance clinic for dogs at Hammock Bay April 27

The Emerald Coast Vizsla Club is hosting a Snake Avoidance Clinic with Dr. Bud Calderwood, DVM at Hammock Bay on Sunday, April 27, 2014. Dogs are trained to associate the smell, sound and site of a snake with a negative … Continue reading

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Take a guided eco tour of Western Lake on a kayak or stand up paddle board April 28

Time: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. You will travel from where the water comes in to Western Lake to where the water goes out from Western Lake to the Gulf of Mexico.  Discussion topics will include history, coastal dune lake ecology, … Continue reading

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Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival in Niceville April 26

The Seventh Annual Choctawhatchee Estuary Family Festival, a free family and community event for all ages, will be held Saturday, April 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park, located at 4281 Highway 20 … Continue reading

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Mother opposum wreaks havoc at Freeport home

Dan Baker of Freeport sent us a story about an unusual event at his home in Freeport April 14. We’ll let Dan tell the story: “Yesterday evening around 9:00 P.M. windows open, fresh air and pure bliss was over me … Continue reading

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Take a guided canoe/kayak tour of Campbell Lake at Topsail Hill Preserve State Park April 24

Time: 1 p.m. Campbell Lake is one of the most pristine coastal dune lakes in South Walton. This tour is an opportunity to experience it up-close. Participants will meet at Tram Stop One in the parking area behind the ranger … Continue reading

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Enjoy a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall at Grayton Beach State Park April 30

On Wednesday, April 30 from 9 – 11 a.m. enjoy a canoe tour of Western Lake channel and outfall.  A Grayton Beach State Park specialist will lead you on an exciting trip on Western Lake discussing the importance and rarity … Continue reading

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