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New rule changes to Florida Quota Hunt Program for 2009-2010 season

New rule changes to the Quota Hunt Program that improves the state’s regulation of hunting on wildlife management areas The following major changes to the quota program were approved by the FWC Commission on Feb. 4, 2009 and will be in effect for the 2009-2010 hunting season. To obtain quota permit application worksheets,  Click here Apply for a quota permit now! Click here Has there been an increase in the number of quota hunt types? Yes. The number of hunt...

Shoreline anglers need to buy license by Aug. 1

No need if you already posses a regular saltwater fishing license Florida’s resident saltwater anglers who fish from shore or a structure affixed to shore will need to buy a $7.50 (plus administrative and handling fees) shoreline fishing license by Aug. 1, unless they have a regular resident saltwater fishing license. The new license applies only to Florida resident saltwater anglers who fish from shore. Resident anglers may prefer to purchase the regular recreational saltwater license that covers them, no...

Outta The Woods – new changes in quota permits

Be aware of changes to quota system, gator permits and applications Most hunters know you have the best chance of catching that monster buck off guard during the beginning of hunting season.  That’s why many of us enjoy hunting the archery and muzzleloading gun seasons – and why we can’t miss opening weekend of the general gun season.  After that, a whole lotta gunfire breaks out, and those big boys start getting nocturnal, making hunting ’em a lot more difficult....

Hunter safety course offered in Bay County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course at GCCC The course will be at Gulf Coast Community College, 5230 West U.S. 98 in Panama City.  Instruction will take place in the Gibson Lecture Hall in the Student Union East building from 6-9 p.m. March 20, and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. March 21.  The range portion of the class will be March 22. Individuals who have taken the Internet course and wish...

Eglin recreation permits now available

by Jerron Barnett Eglin Environmental Public Affairs EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – Attention all Eglin outdoor recreation enthusiasts, the Fiscal Year 2008 hunting, fishing and recreation permits will go on sale at Jackson Guard Wednesday, beginning at 7 a.m. Several of the permit’s prices have slightly increased this year, due to increased costs to keep the program running, Justin Johnson, Jackson Guard outdoor recreation program manager, said. “The prices of the permits have held steady for nearly 15 years,...