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FWC launches climate change website

May 11, 2010 

Find out what fish and wildlife managers are doing to help wildlife adapt to potential climate change impacts. Measure your carbon footprint. Tap into age-appropriate climate change lessons. These exciting features and more can be found on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) new website, MyFWC.com/ClimateChange. 

FWC officer named Outdoorsman of the Year

May 11, 2010 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Officer Jeff Haynes has been chosen for a prestigious award. 

FWC investigating Palm Beach Co. boating fatality

May 08, 2010 

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are investigating a boating fatality that occurred early Saturday morning in the Intracoastal Waterway in Delray Beach.  

FWC arrests 3 suspected poachers; 4 deer found in van

May 07, 2010 

Day after day, officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) use their extensive knowledge of the woods and water to track down individuals who are suspected of abusing our state's precious fish and wildlife resources.  

Florida Freshwater Fisheries Management open for business under new leadership

May 07, 2010 

For 30 years, I've had the opportunity, challenge and pleasure of working with some great biologists dedicated to conserving Florida's unique fisheries resources while providing quality recreational fishing. Since 2004, I've had the privilege of working under the direction of Darrell Scovell, director of the FWC's Division of Freshwater Fisheries Management.  

Sportsmen save money if they buy early

May 07, 2010 

There will be an increase in the cost of some of Florida's hunting and saltwater fishing permits, beginning July 1. If sportsmen act now, however, they can beat the price increase.  

Purse seine restriction temporarily lifted in Escambia, Santa Rosa counties

May 06, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has issued an executive order to temporarily suspend a restriction on the use of purse seines for the commercial harvest of baitfish in inshore waters of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.  

FWC: Florida wildlife in good hands

May 06, 2010 

Working closely with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) continues to monitor the coast and prepare for the potential arrival of oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Wildlife Foundation of Florida calls for help with 'Great 'Cuda Cleanup'

May 06, 2010 

The Wildlife Foundation of Florida and partners are calling for landscape volunteers to help with a May 22 cleanup of the former New Smyrna Beach High School.  

Hunter safety course in Miami-Dade County

May 06, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a free hunter safety course May 14-16 in Miami-Dade County. Attendance on all three days is required for those seeking certification.  

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Although black bears in western states may have several color phases, all black bears in the eastern United States, including Florida black bears, are black.

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