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Bay scallop season starts June 28

June 23, 2014 

Start is 3 days earlier than originally slated. 

FWC releases information in wildlife-feeding case

June 20, 2014 

Three charged with intentionally feeding bears. 

New Critical Wildlife Area will protect nesting birds in south Florida

June 19, 2014 

Bird Island, in Martin Co., is considered among the top 10 waterbird colonies in south Florida.  

FWC takes action to protect Everglades area wildlife

June 19, 2014 

Plan addresses short-term high-water impacts while ongoing and planned longer-term restoration efforts are being completed. 

Commissioners receive Florida panther update

June 19, 2014 

Population now estimated at 100-180 adult panthers in Florida. 

Paul Averill named Hunter Safety Instructor of the Year

June 19, 2014 

Pensacola man taught 16 courses, certified 490 students in 2013-14. 

FWC moves to simplify saltwater rules in 3 counties

June 18, 2014 

Outdated or redundant regulations removed for Gilchrist, Indian River, Manatee counties. 

FWC’s Mike Orlando receives Chairman Rodney Barreto Award

June 18, 2014 

Orlando is often praised for his ability to reach diverse audiences about the plight of the black bear. 

FWC combats lionfish invasion with fishery management changes

June 18, 2014 

Changes take effect Aug. 1. 

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FWC Facts:
The wild pig, also called the wild hog, wild boar or feral pig, is not a Florida native and may have been introduced by Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto as early as 1539.

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