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FWC offers hunter safety course in Santa Rosa Co.

January 27, 2010 

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

FWC offers hunter safety course in Walton Co.

January 27, 2010 

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

Body of missing duck hunter found as search for Altha man begins

January 26, 2010 

A body found in the Apalachicola River Sunday night is that of missing Albany, Ga. hunter John Mark Slappey.  

FWC records unprecedented number of cold-related manatee deaths

January 26, 2010 

The cold period that began Jan. 2 and lasted nearly two weeks continues to impact Florida manatees. Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Fish and Wildlife Research Institute documented more than 100 manatee carcasses in state waters from the beginning of the year through Jan. 23.  

Blue crab trap area closure set to end

January 25, 2010 

The harvest of blue crabs from traps in all waters of the St. Johns River system will reopen on Jan. 26.  

If Santa Fe River reaches 17 feet Tuesday, idle-speed, no-wake zone goes into effect

January 25, 2010 

As the water level continues to rise, the Santa Fe River will approach flood stage Tuesday, activating an idle-speed, no-wake zone along a 32-mile segment of the river, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).  

FWC's Ridge Rangers volunteer 30,000 hours, worth $500,000

January 25, 2010 

Volunteers help preserve the endangered ecosystem of the Lake Wales Ridge - the spine of central Florida.  

1,000 kids to take part in Outdoor Youth Day

January 25, 2010 

The Florida Sportsmen's Conservation Association's annual Outdoor Youth Day is Feb. 6 at the Everglades Youth Camp in Palm Beach County. The camp is in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area.  

FWC investigating deadly boating accident

January 24, 2010 

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are investigating a deadly boating accident that occurred Sunday morning in the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County.  

Make watching wildlife your business

January 22, 2010 

Watching wildlife is such big business in Florida that Gov. Charlie Crist proclaimed Jan. 25-31 Florida Birding & Wildlife Watching and Natural Resource Education Week.  

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