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3 stranded sturgeon rescued, released into Suwannee

October 15, 2010 

Three Gulf sturgeon were recently rescued from the Alapaha River in Hamilton County and released into the Suwannee River. 

Jennings State Forest to reopen; small game, bird dog training seasons back on schedule

October 15, 2010 

The Florida Division of Forestry will reopen Jennings State Forest, in Clay County, to public access on Oct. 16. 

Habitual poacher gets heavy sentence

October 13, 2010 

A Putnam County man known for poaching deer has lost his privilege to hunt in Florida, and dozens of other states, for life.  

Stone crab season opens Oct. 15

October 12, 2010 

The commercial and recreational harvest season for stone crab claws in Florida opens on Oct. 15. The season will remain open through May 15.  

FWC covers 'Wounded Warriors,' hook, line and sinker

October 11, 2010 

FWC teams with the "Wounded Warrior Project" to take U.S. war veterans on fishing trips on Lake Okeechobee. 

Workshops on bear management plan postponed

October 11, 2010 

The FWC made the announcement after senior leadership members were unable to attend the workshops because of scheduling conflicts.  

Florida Youth Fishing Program Summit

October 08, 2010 

Recreational fishing is fun and gets young people outdoors to engage in a healthy, lifelong activity that enhances their quality of life and encourages them to become conservation stewards.  

Illegal berry picking threatens Florida black bears, other wildlife

October 07, 2010 

Unaware of the berries' source, drug companies pay high prices for the berries, which they use in making medicines.  

Collier residents reminded about living with panthers

October 07, 2010 

The FWC and the Florida Panther Interagency Response Team confirmed a recent incident involving a Florida panther in the Golden Gate Estates area of Collier County. 

Horseshoe crabs outlasted dinosaurs, but can they survive today's challenges?

October 05, 2010 

The horseshoe crab has survived unchanged for approximately 300 million years and existed 100 million years before the dinosaurs.  

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