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Dade City angler lands state record brown bullhead catfish

March 06, 2014 

7.02-pounder eclipses previous record by 1.3 pounds. 

Big ‘O’ Birding Festival offers exclusive tours; event kicks off Sunday

March 05, 2014 

Region is known for remarkable bird diversity, charismatic species. 

Bream destinations great for kids; license-free fishing weekend, photo contest coming soon

March 04, 2014 

Virtually all of Florida’s fresh waters are brimming with bream. 

Biologists hope for another busy sea turtle nesting season

March 03, 2014 

More sea turtles nest on Florida’s sandy beaches than on any other U.S. coastline. 

Talkin’ turkey

February 28, 2014 

Hopefully, you’ve already started brushing up on your turkey calling, ’cause spring gobbler season is here. 

‘Ladies, Let’s Go Fishing!’ weekend offers angling fun in Matlacha

February 26, 2014 

March 8-9 at Matlacha Community Center. 

Gulf reef fish workshops scheduled for March

February 25, 2014 

Public input sought on proposal to improve recreational reef fish data collection. 

Snook to reopen in Gulf state waters

February 25, 2014 

Season will be open March 1 - April 30. 

Biologists rescue panther kitten in Collier County

February 20, 2014 

Because he was so young when rescued, he hadn't learned survival skills and cannot be returned to the wild. 

For-hire captain, crew can soon retain recreational bag limits for certain species in Atlantic

February 13, 2014 

Change will make state regulations consistent with Atlantic federal regulations. 

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