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FWC officers safely remove eagle ray from charter boat

March 29, 2011 

A tourist in the Florida Keys has an incredible story to share after a close encounter with a spotted eagle ray. 

Spiny lobster harvest season set to close

March 29, 2011 

This year's special 2-day sport season will be July 27-28. 

FWC to complete Medard stocking with last of 100,000 largemouth bass

March 29, 2011 

Currently closed to fishing, Medard Reservoir will reopen when the lake naturally refills to its 770-acre capacity. 

Recreational season for Atlantic vermilion snapper opens April 1

March 28, 2011 

Season had been closed since Nov. 1. 

FWC charges 2 commercial fishermen with felony gill-netting

March 25, 2011 

Boat, net and fish seized from father-and-son duo. 

Gulf grouper recreational season opens April 1

March 25, 2011 

The season had been closed during the 2-month spawning season. 

$5,000 reward offered for information on dead panther in Naples area

March 24, 2011 

Joint news release from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the FWC. 

Eagle recovering from gunshot wounds; $3,500 reward offered

March 24, 2011 

FWC wants to find whoever shot and wounded an American bald eagle near Lehigh Acres in early March.  

Monroe Co. officer honored by conservation association

March 24, 2011 

Officer James Johnson is the Coastal Conservation Association, Florida Keys chapter's “Regional Law Enforcement Officer of the Year." 

Hunter safety course in Collier Co.

March 23, 2011 

The course will be held April 1-3 at Everglades Conservation & Sportsman Club, Ochopee. 

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