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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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Saltwater and freshwater license-free fishing days offered this month

Governor Scott and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Floridians and visitors will be able to fish without a saltwater recreational fishing license on June 7 and 8 and freshwater recreational fishing license on June 14 and 15. … 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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Marine Fisheries regulations and management workshop in Destin Feb. 25

Time: 6 – 8:30 p.m. The University of Florida Extension Service is hosting a Marine Fisheries workshop at the Destin Community Center on Feb. 25, 2014. The workshop is geared for recreation anglers, charter boat captains and crew, coastal and … Continue reading

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FWC proposes 2014 Gulf recreational red snapper season

Proposed season May 24 – July 14 The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) proposed 2014 Gulf recreational red snapper season dates in state waters. This proposed season will be brought back before the Commission for final approval at … Continue reading

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FWC, partners release dozens of sea turtles rescued from cold in northwest Florida waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and several partners returned approximately 50 sea turtles to the wild Jan. 14, 2014 in the Gulf of Mexico off Cape San Blas after the animals were rescued from last week’s cold … Continue reading

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FWC announces license-free fishing days Nov. 29 and 30

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced that Friday, Nov. 29 will be a license-free freshwater fishing day, and Saturday, November 30 will be a saltwater license-free fishing day. Governor Scott said, “License-free fishing days serve as a great opportunity for … Continue reading

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Stone crab season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters

Get your claw crackers ready! Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. To … Continue reading

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Florida Fish and Wildlife hosting exotic pet amnesty day at Gulfarium October 5

Opportunity for people to surrender their exotic pets free Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Sat., Oct. 5, 2013 Location: Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE Fort Walton Beach, Fl 32548 More than 500 fish and wildlife … Continue reading

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FWC takes action on snapper, grouper

It’s official, Oct. 1-21 red snapper season is on! The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today approved an Oct. 1-21 supplemental recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters for 2013 and eliminated a Feb. 1 – March … Continue reading

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