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Outdoors

  • More oyster harvest arrests made

    A special detail of wildlife officers has been working the Nature Coast from Cedar Key to Shired Island handing out citations and arresting fishermen cited more than once in an effort to curb the harvesting of oysters in closed areas. Officers have filed 16 cases thus far. 

  • Hunting’s family time

    Two local teens went hunting with their fathers on the first day of bow season and came home with a little something for dinner and a great memory of hunting and family time. 

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  • FWC bans importation of deer

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) at its Pensacola commission meeting on Sept. 6 passed a rule prohibiting the importation of live captive deer into Florida from out-of-state sources.

  • FWC proposing rules changes for turkeys

     For the 2014-2015 hunting season, the FWC is proposing greater flexibility for harvesting wild turkeys on private lands by removing the daily bag limit of one. 

  • 19th Annual Tommy Usher Log-a-Load for Kids Golf Classic

    Play golf to help children with a cure. That's simply enough.

    The 19th Annual Tommy Usher Log-A-Load for kids Golf Classic, benefiting Children's Miracle Network at UF Health Shand’s children’s hospital, begins at Chiefland Golf & Country Club at 8 a.m. Registration and practice is at 8:30 a.m. Teams have shotgun start-morning round, lunch and program at noon, afternoon round shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. and reception, winner announcements and grand prize drawing at 6.

  • FWC lifts Santa Fe boating restrictions

    Santa Fe River floodwaters at the Three Rivers gauge have fallen below 17 feet, allowing for the deactivation of boating restrictions that have been in effect on the river since July 12.

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) lifted the idle-speed, no-wake restriction on Zone 5, which runs from River Rise in O’Leno State Park west to the confluence of the Suwannee River. This 32-mile segment is an idle-speed, no-wake zone as long as the Santa Fe River is at 17 feet, as indicated on the Three Rivers gauge, where flood stage is 19 feet.

  • Georgia rains continue to raise river levels

    Most river gauges on Georgia tributaries to the Suwannee River have crested after back-to-back storms earlier in February, the Suwannee River Water Management District reports. Some tributaries have fallen after cresting earlier in the week, but minor flooding is forecast for the Suwannee River at Ellaville, and Dowling Park could crest at least two foot above flood stage by the weekend. The rising Suwannee will cause a backwater flood on the lower Santa Fe.

  • FWC officers: Protecting paradise

     By Katie Purcell

  • Nature Coast Trail priority for development

    The natural beauty of the Tri-County area may serve to bring in even more tourists with further development of the region's Nature Coast State Trail System.

  • CAAA Turkey Shoot on Saturday

     The Chiefland Area Athletic Association will host a turkey shoot from 9 a.m. till 1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18, at Strickland Park in Chiefland. The family event will offer prizes, food, drink and T-shirts. The Deer Camp Expo will also be on-hand, offering bow adjustments, bow supplies, bow maintenance and helpful tips and pointers. The event supports the CAAA.