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FWC offers free hunter safety program in Lafayette County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Lafayette County. The course is Aug. 2 and 3 from 8 a.m. to 5…

‘Big Catch’ program features 33 targets

By BOB WATTENDORF / Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages families and young anglers to try a diversity of freshwater fishing…

At Lake Jackson, a change in message

For years the message to more hardcore largemouth bass anglers has been, “Have fun fishing, but release your fish.” On Lake Jackson, near Tallahassee, fisheries biologists are now encouraging anglers…

Fall trout tourney set for Sept. 13

The Taylor County Tourism Development Council will hold its annual fall trout fishing tournament on Saturday, Sept. 13. The tournament will be held out of Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee with…

New option available for scallopers

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) announced changes that were made by the Florida Legislature and approved by the governor to divers-down flag requirements. House Bill 1049, by…

Chamber golf scramble set for August 8

The 21st annual Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble will be held Friday, Aug. 8, at the Perry Golf and Country Club. Four-member teams will compete over 18 holes…

Dove Club offers hunting opportunities

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 family. One…

July 1 marks close of gag grouper in state waters, open in federal waters

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most Gulf of Mexico state waters and all Gulf federal waters July 1. The same day, the season will close in state…

FWC looking for boaters under the influence

Last year, nine people died from boating accidents related to alcohol and drug use in Florida. That represents 15 percent of the state’s boating fatalities for 2013.…

Four baseball tournaments start July 26

Some 20 to 25 youth baseball teams will arrive in Perry this week as the Taylor County Recreation Department hosts four Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth district tournaments. The Cal…