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Scramble set for Aug. 8

Thirteen teams have been registered for the 21st annual Perry-Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble, which will be held Friday, Aug. 8, at the Perry Golf and Country Club.…

Sixty Bulldogs ready for start of fall practice

First-year Taylor County High head football coach Tanner Jones is looking for a few good young men as he begins preparations for the 2014 season. “All a young man needs…

Red tide bloom confirmed from Dixie to Pasco 40-90 miles offshore

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has confirmed a large-scale offshore fish kill in the northeast Gulf of Mexico between Dixie and Pasco counties. Citizens have reported observations…

Amberjack season re-opens this week

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in Gulf of Mexico state waters (shore to nine nautical miles) re-opens Aug. 1. In Gulf federal waters, greater amberjack will…

FWC will discuss red snapper at workshops

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled a series of Gulf of Mexico red snapper workshops for recreational stakeholders beginning in late July to discuss state and…

Three Lakeland men charged with harvesting and selling wild turtles

Three Lakeland men and an Okeechobee freshwater turtle farmer were caught illegally harvesting, selling and buying wild-caught freshwater turtles as a result of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission…

Friends of NRA to hold annual banquet Aug. 1

Taylor County Friends of NRA invite supporters of the Second Amendment to attend their third annual banquet on Friday, Aug. 1, at 6 p.m. at the Perry Elks Lodge (305…

Red snapper season closes July 15

The recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters closed July 15. Florida state waters in the Gulf are from shore to 9 nautical miles. To learn more about recreational…

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…