Tag Archives: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Gulf Gag grouper season began June 1; new size limit effective same day

Gag grouper will open for recreational harvest in most state and all federal Gulf of Mexico waters June 1. The black grouper and gag minimum size limit will increase from 22-inches to 24-inches total length in Gulf state waters starting June 1, to match recent changes in Gulf federal waters. The gag grouper recreational season will be June… Read More »

Gulf amberjack, triggerfish season to re-open in Gulf with new minimum size for amberjack

The recreational harvest of greater amberjack and gray triggerfish will reopen to harvest in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 1 and the greater amberjack size limit will change from 30 inches to 34 inches fork length in Gulf state and federal waters Jan. 4. Recent stock assessments have indicated that greater amberjack and gray triggerfish in the… Read More »

Hunters’ education classes coming soon in N. Florida, SW GA

This page lists hunter’s education events scheduled in the Georgia counties of Early and Grady, and the Florida counties of Leon and Gadsden. To learn more about hunting education and hunting regulations in Georgia, visit georgiawildlife.com And for all your hunting, fishing and outdoor needs, be sure to stop by the newly expanded South Georgia Outdoors, 260 4th… Read More »

Around Our Area: Chicken house fire in Coffee County

COFFEE CO., GA (WALB) – Coffee County Firefighters said it took four hours to control flames after a chicken house caught fire Saturday afternoon. Firefighters responded to the chicken house at the 300 block of West Chicken Road around 1:30 p.m. Read More at WALB FWC Officer Shot and Wounded, Boat Stolen PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida… Read More »

FWC arrests poachers for possession of illegal species, including sea turtle

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested four people over the weekend for possession of undersized and illegal species. Saturday, as a result of an ongoing marine resource investigation, FWC officers conducted stops on two suspect vessels. These stops revealed undersized and illegal species onboard each vessel. On one of the vessels, stopped in the Gordon… Read More »

New Florida license plate lets drivers show support for hunting

The Fish and Wildlife Foundation of Florida (FWFF) is pleased to announce that its new vanity license plate to support hunting in Florida has just arrived and is now available for sale at all tax collector’s offices and their agents in Florida. “Hunting has a long tradition in Florida. There are over 160,000 licensed resident hunters in Florida.… Read More »

Should you take a boater’s education course before you hit the water this summer?

From April 20-26, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) encourage boaters to “Spring Aboard” by enrolling in a boating education course. Working in partnership with the states, some providers are offering discounts for students who enroll in or complete a course during the Spring Aboard campaign.… Read More »

Florida approves 70-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a 70-day recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters at the April 16 meeting in Tallahassee. Red snapper is a popular species that has a strong economic impact for many coastal communities throughout Florida. The 2015 season will start the Saturday before Memorial Day (May 23) and run… Read More »

Gulf recreational red snapper season workshops scheduled for March

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting several public workshops in March to gather public input on the Gulf of Mexico recreational red snapper season in state waters (from shore out to 9 nautical miles). The workshops are scheduled for the following locations (all are from 6 to 8 p.m. local time): March 9: Pensacola,… Read More »