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Northwest Florida blue crab trap closure ending early

January 09, 2015 

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps may be placed back in state waters (shore to 9 nautical miles) from the Florida/Alabama state line through the Franklin/Wakulla county line starting Saturday, Jan. 10. 

Florida panther returned to the wild after recovering from vehicle strike

January 07, 2015 

The 2-year-old male was set loose in Kissimmee Prairie Preserve State Park in Okeechobee Co. 

TrophyCatch championship ring awarded

January 07, 2015 

Joseph "Brooks" Morrell of Hampton earned the top prize for catching, documenting, releasing a 14-pound, 9-ounce bass. 

Learn to identify, report and safely capture pythons

January 06, 2015 

The FWC is offering several Python Patrol trainings in S. Florida. 

FWC announces new law enforcement director

January 05, 2015 

Col. Curtis Brown will direct the efforts of more than 1,000 employees to protect Florida's natural resources and provide public safety. 

DNA test helps identify bear that bit teenager in Eastpoint

January 02, 2015 

Genetic samples from victim's clothing matched those from bear captured, euthanized. 

Make your New Year’s resolution to take a kid hunting!

December 30, 2014 

It made me feel really good to be able to introduce such a good kid to the great sport of deer hunting. 

Try these easy-to-keep New Year's fishing resolutions

December 30, 2014 

How do you combine your fishing passion with feeling good about achieving your resolutions?  

Blue crab trap closure in northwest Florida starts Jan. 5

December 29, 2014 

Until trap season reopens, blue crabs may be harvested with other gear, such as dip nets and fold-up traps. 

2 die in fatal boating accident on Lake Jesup

December 29, 2014 

Airboat containging 5 people struck overhead portion of bridge at S.R. 417. 

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