Category Archives: Hunting

Hunting information and FWC rules and regulations for Northwest Florida.

Walton county fishing report for Dec. 17

Fishing is good! Choctawhatchee Bay area: Trout bit still on, however on the smaller size and biting on Zoom flutes. Sheepshead along the causeway. River: Crappie biting good along the river. Hunting: Duck hunt and hog hunt on.  Coyotes have … Continue reading

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Florida lifetime sportsman license costs for youth reduced Nov. 24 – Dec. 31, 2014

On Nov. 13, 2014, Governor Rick Scott signed an executive order authorizing the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to offer Lifetime Sportsman’s Licenses for Florida children and young adults at a greatly reduced cost. The license now costs up … Continue reading

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Dead River Landing in Bruce now offers 16 campsites

Eight new campsites now open Located at the eastern end of Seven Runs Creek, just north of Bruce, there is a waterway area called Dead River which slowly opens up into the Choctawhatchee River. Dead River Landing park is a … Continue reading

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Public meeting regarding camping in the Choctawhatchee Wildlife Management Area Oct. 30

On Thursday, October 30 at 6 p.m., District 1 Commissioner and Chairman Bill Chapman’s office will be hosting a public meeting at the Red Bay Community Center.  This meeting will be in regard to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation … Continue reading

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Free hunter safety Internet-completion course offered in Holmes County Aug. 8-9

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Holmes County. The course takes place at the First Baptist Church, 311 N. Waukesha St. in Bonifay. Instruction is from 6 to 9 … Continue reading

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Walton County fishing report for Feb. 19

Fishing is great for those who get out there Choctawhatchee Bay: Fishing is great in the bay with large amounts of speckled trout being caught, and a few sheepshead. Biting on shrimp and we have some! River: River is very … Continue reading

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Public input opportunity on Blackwater River and Tate’s Hell State Forests Dec. 12 in Tallahassee

Recreational use of Blackwater River and Tate’s Hell State Forests in jeopardy We are facing a threat to our unfenced and full use, night and day, of our two largest state forests, Tate’s Hell State Forest and Blackwater River State … Continue reading

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Red Bay Grocery and Nick’s Seafood hosting boar squirrel tournament Nov. 23

Time: 5:30 a.m. – 12 Noon Official Rules Hunting may begin at 5:30 a.m. and ends at Noon (12 pm) Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Red Bay Grocery. Up to 10 squirrels will be scored on a points system. Each … Continue reading

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Walton County fishing and hunting report for Oct. 30

Fishing is great! Choctawhatchee Bay/Gulf surf: Redfish bite is still on and large catches. Also flounder gigging and catching in the surf Creeks/river: Good crappie bite on, even better bit on for bass and shellcracker. Hunting: small deer, a few … Continue reading

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Former Red Bay resident shares family history, photos of Lost Lake

Area along the Choctawhatchee River boasts long history of outdoor recreation, logging Former Walton County resident DeWayne Ray has fond memories of fishing and hunting around the Red Bay area of Walton County. According to Ray, his ancestors the Chamberlains, … Continue reading

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