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5.3-pound trout takes top prize in Optimist Club Fishing Tourney

Billy Jack Gilliland’s 5.3-pound speckled trout was good enough to win the top prize of $3,000 in the Perry Optimist Club’s 24th Annual Saltwater Fishing Tournament held on Saturday, May…

Florida boasts more than 3 million anglers

By BOB WATTENDORF / Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission As the “Fishing Capital of the World,” Florida boasts more than three million anglers. At the Florida Fish and Wildlife…

FWC will debut Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is celebrating its first annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day by hosting and promoting a weekend of exciting events across the state,…

Application period nears for quota permits

By TONY YOUNG / Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Did you know that the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has its own hunting channel on YouTube? Next…

Lake features ‘fish attractors’

Recreational anglers who spend time on Deer Point Lake now have a better opportunity to catch fish in several areas adjacent to “fish attractors,” which are marked by white buoys.…

Wentworth wins Pot Williams Golf Tournament with rounds of 69, 71

Cole Wentworth of Perry fired rounds of 69 and 71 to take a two-shot victory over former Perry resident J.B. Wilson to capture the 58th annual Pot Williams Golf Tournament…

Aucilla WMA plan unveiled

A 10-year plan for the Aucilla Wildlife Management Area will be presented at a public hearing beginning at 7 p.m. May 12 at the Jefferson County Courthouse Annex, 435 W.…

FWC is offering three hunter safety classes

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in three counties in May. Students who have taken the online course and wish to…

Grouper bag limit now two

The red grouper recreational bag limit will change from four to two fish per person in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, excluding Monroe County, on May 7. This…

‘Dogs will hold open practice at Dorsett May 2

The Taylor County High football team will hold an open practice Saturday morning at Dorsett Stadium so fans can get an early look at the 2015 Bulldogs. Saturday’s session will…