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Pit viper bite victim charged with wildlife law violations

August 27, 2010 

A Tampa man who authorities say violated numerous safety regulations for owning captive venomous snakes was bitten by his pet Gaboon viper. He ended up in the hospital and now faces multiple charges.  

Chronic wasting disease not found among Florida's deer

August 26, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has not found any evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) after extensive testing of the state's white-tailed deer population.  

Sea turtle nests to remain on beaches of Northwest Florida, Alabama

August 26, 2010 

Suveys found healthy, unoiled Sargassum available to hatchlings entering the Gulf of Mexico. This type of seaweed is the main habitat for sea turtle hatchlings. 

FWC to hold meetings on coastal conservation

August 25, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Coastal Wildlife Conservation Initiative will hold a forum in Cocoa on Tuesday, Sept. 7. 

Help from Ocala WMA hunters sought

August 25, 2010 

U.S. Marine Corps hopes hunters can help find parts missing after jet crashes in forest. 

State Wildlife Grants program kicks off for 2011

August 25, 2010 

Keeping common species common is the battle cry for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Wildlife Legacy Initiative. 

FWC offers hunter safety course in Bay County

August 24, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Bay County. 

FWC offers hunter safety course in Okaloosa County

August 24, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Okaloosa County.  

FWC offers bowhunting course in Miami-Dade County

August 20, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free bowhunting course Saturday, Aug. 28, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 29, from 8-10 a.m. in Miami-Dade County.  

FWC seeks feedback from hunters and anglers

August 19, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announces that state hunters and anglers can now provide public comments and feedback on this year’s proposed changes to hunting and fishing rules and regulations. 

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