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Leaping sturgeon injures child on Choctawhatchee

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is urging boaters to go slow and be vigilant on the Choctawhatchee River. The request to go slow comes after a Bay…

NRA banquet set for Aug. 1

Taylor County Friends of  the National Rifle Association (NRA) invite supporters of the Second Amendment to attend their second annual banquet on Thursday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. at the…

Elks to host Stars 4 Pars glow ball golf tourney

The Perry Elks Lodge will host its first Stars 4 Pars glow ball golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 10, at the Perry Golf and Country Club. Proceeds from the event…

Blue crab traps must be removed from water by July 20

Recreational and commercial blue crab traps in state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line to the Wakulla-Franklin county line, including all waters of the Ochlockonee River and Bay, must be…

FWC and children: Officers help at youth centers

Now, more than ever, officers are getting involved in their communities, reaching out to youth to promote positive, healthy behaviors and safe places to live and recreate. In May, Florida…

Red snapper season closes July 15 in Gulf

The 2013 Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season in state waters closes July 15, with the last day of harvest on July 14. This year’s state season was 44…

FWC investigating crash in Clay Co. which injured five

Five people were injured last week on Black Creek in Clay County when their 21-foot open-deck boat hit trees, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials. The…

Children learn soccer skills

Children learn soccer skills

4-H day campers experimented with various offensive and defensive soccer skills during a recent camp held June 10-13.  Led by Coach Rodney King, the camp also showcased the rules of…

Suwannee Lake to be closed this fall

The Suwannee Lake Fish Management Area (FMA) will be closed for renovations beginning this fall, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officials. Suwannee Lake, near Live Oak…

Looking for a place to dove hunt? Join the club…FWC’s Dove Club

By TONY YOUNG / Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission To me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game – but spending quality time outdoors with friends and…