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Grouper fishing set to reopen in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

April 25, 2011 

Harvest of these groupers has been closed since Jan. 1 to address overfishing of grouper in the Atlantic. 

Nuisance alligator trapper applicants needed for Lake, Sumter, St. Johns counties

April 25, 2011 

The closing date for applications is Monday, May 9. 

Public meeting to provide updates on snail kites, Kissimmee Chain invasive-plant management

April 25, 2011 

Begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, in County Commission Chambers, Kissimmee. 

National wildlife refuges offer special hunts

April 22, 2011 

Application period begins May 3 for hunts at St. Marks and St. Vincent NWRs in Northwest Florida. 

Join the ranks of 50,000 kids who’ve learned to fish

April 22, 2011 

Jacksonville clinics help kids appreciate freshwater resources and teach them the skills needed to start catching fish. 

Hunter safety course in Palm Beach Co. offers online or traditional instruction

April 22, 2011 

Classes April 30 and May 1 are at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp. 

Bowhunting course is April 30 in Palm Beach Co.

April 22, 2011 

The course will be at the Everglades Youth Conservation Camp. 

FWC seeks input on octocoral management

April 21, 2011 

Two public workshops, one telephone conference call planned. 

Take a walk on the wild side

April 19, 2011 

The 14th annual “Welcome to the Woods” event is Saturday, April 30 at Seminole Forest Wildlife Management Area in Lake County.  

Florida’s outdoors has positive impact on people and economy

April 12, 2011 

While it is no secret that Florida has diverse recreational resources, the fiscal impact of fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing in Florida could surprise you. 

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