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Gopher tortoises receive new home in Jefferson County

September 26, 2014 

Their Clay County home was slated for development. 

FWC officer receives national award

September 26, 2014 

Officer Lee Lawshe named Officer of the Year by Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies. 

Love for saltwater wade-fishing helped retiring FWC staffer do job

September 24, 2014 

While wade-fishing has plenty of benefits, not needing a boat was a big sell for Stan Kirkland. 

FWC addresses venomous reptile issue

September 24, 2014 

W. Palm Beach man charged with unlawful possession, other violations. 

Recreational bay scallop season closes Sept. 25

September 22, 2014 

Final day to harvest is Sept. 24. 

Public workshops for input on managing bears in south central Florida

September 22, 2014 

Sebring, Oct. 7; Lakeland, Oct. 8; Punta Gorda, Oct. 9. 

Taking fawns from the wild bad for young deer, illegal

September 22, 2014 

In most cases, the fawn has not been abandoned. 

Exotic Pet Amnesty Day set for Oct. 4

September 22, 2014 

The public can surrender any exotic animals they have been keeping as pets – no penalties, no questions asked. 

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for Nassau County

September 22, 2014 

Applications must be received by Oct. 8. 

FWRI gears up for 20th annual MarineQuest open house

September 19, 2014 

Saturday, Oct. 18 at FWRI headquarters in St. Petersburg. 

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