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Study: Scientists helped improve outlook for Florida panthers

September 24, 2010 

A paper published in the journal "Science" on Friday focuses on the long-term efforts of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and partner agencies to improve the health of the Florida panther population. Through a process called genetic restoration, scientists have helped increase the population of 20 to 30 animals in the early 1990s to the current population of at least 100.  

FWC stocks Lake Osborne chain with sunshine bass

September 24, 2010 

Biologists with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently stocked the Lake Osborne chain of lakes in Palm Beach County with approximately 20,000 sunshine bass - a hybrid striped bass.  

Nature center to host free reptile, amphibian festival

September 24, 2010 

Come explore the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles Saturday, Oct. 2, at Chinsegut Nature Center, north of Brooksville. The 16th annual Reptile and Amphibian Festival, hosted by the nature center, is free and runs from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  

Bowhunting class set for Washington County

September 24, 2010 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is sponsoring a bowhunting class for serious archers.  

FWC offers hunter safety course in Holmes County

September 24, 2010 

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

FWC offers hunter safety course in Escambia County

September 24, 2010 

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

FWC offers hunter safety course in Bay County

September 24, 2010 

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

Special early duck season opens Saturday

September 24, 2010 

Florida waterfowl hunters take note. The special early duck season for wood ducks and teal is Sept. 25-29.  

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