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Hunter safety courses offered in the panhandle

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in four counties in June (list follows). Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975,...

Walton County fishing report for March 8

Fishing is good Bay: Good trout, redfish, and sheepshead reports River: Good crappie reports. Gulf: Good reports of mixed bag of fish being caught; pompano, black drum, even a few cobia being spotted. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store...

Walton County fishing and hunting report for Feb. 14

Fishing is good Bay: Still some small trout, scattered redfish, and a good amount of sheepshead biting. River: River on the rise for a while. Good fishing reports on Black Creek. Reports of deer thinking about going into rut in N. Walton. Muzzleloading season coming up. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and...

Walton County fishing and hunting report for Feb. 1

Fishing is good Bay: Still some small trout, scattered redfish, and a few sheepshead. River: Large bass being caught, catish, and crappie. Reports of deer thinking about going into rut. Muzzleloading weekend coming up. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277...

Walton County fishing report for Dec. 7

Fishing is good Bay: Still a decent trout bite, black (mangrove) snapper, sheepshead, black drum, and redfish. Fish biting on gold spoons and live shrimp. General gun season opens this weekend. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon....

Welcome to Copeland’s Gun Shop

Copeland’s Gun Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S • Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 “The local’s shop and the tourists are welcome!” ~ Since 1982 ~ Copeland’s Gun Shop in Freeport is your source for all hunting and fishing needs! Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sat.: 6 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sun.: Closed Email: copeland850@cox.net ::MAP:: Hunting: Copeland’s is a Mathews dealer! • Rifles, shotguns, handguns and ammunition • Archery bows and equipment • Cleaning...

Walton County fishing report for Feb. 22

Fishing is good Bay: Still a good trout bite going on along with  sheepshead reports.   Shore: Redfish and pompano reports. Hunting: Primitive weapon season open just in time for rut. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon....

Walton County fishing report for Feb. 15

Fishing is good Bay: Still a good trout bite going on along with more sheepshead reports. River: Great reports of bass biting and crappie starting to bite. Shore: A few reports of pompano. Hunting: Primitive weapon season opening just in time for rut. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290...

Walton County fishing report for Jan. 25

Fishing is good Bay: Anything in the bay! Redfish, speckled trout, black drum, and sheepshead. Hunting: Starting to see signs of deer going into rut. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport, Florida 32439 (850) 835-4277 Store hours: Mon. – Fri.: 6 a.m. – 5:30...

Walton County fishing report for Oct. 27

Fishing is good Hunting: Bow season open. A few, but not many reports. Bay: Redfish, ladyfish, bluefish, a few flounder and trout. Spanish mackerel being caught. Gulf: Kingfish offshore. River: Catfish, bass, and shellcracker, and a few crappie. Click here for fishing forecast Bay and river report brought to you by Copeland’s. “Where the locals shop and the tourists are welcome.” Click here to find out more about Copeland’s. Copeland’s Gun and Tackle Shop 17290 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Freeport,...

Hunter safety courses offered in August, September

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in six counties in August and September. (List follows). Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online-completion report with them. Traditional course students must complete the entire course in person. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than...