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Outdoors

  • FWC adopts new seasons for gag grouper in Gulf

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted on Wednesday, Feb. 8, to change how gag grouper is managed in Gulf of Mexico state waters (excluding Monroe County).
    The decision, which came during day two of the three-day February Commission meeting, will achieve consistency with federal management efforts while potentially providing a region-specific recreational season in four counties.

  • Annual star party coming to Cedar Key

    The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Cedar Key Scrub State Reserve and Cedar Key Museum State Park will host the National Stars-n-Parks Programs on Monday, Feb. 20, Wednesday, Feb. 22 and Friday, Feb. 24.

  • Columnist encourages joining the 'Dove Club'

    By Tony Young

    To me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game – but spending quality time outdoors with friends and family. One of the best ways to do that is through dove hunting, which is one reason why great dove hunts are in such high demand but often difficult to find.

    That’s why the FWC created its Special-Opportunity Dove Club Program – to offer hunters the chance of experiencing exceptional dove hunting on the state’s best public dove fields.

  • Outdoor briefs - 6-16-11

    Nature Coast Fishing Clinic

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is inviting youth ages 6-16 to participate in a free, one-day fishing clinic at Sen. George Kilpatrick Marine Lab in Cedar Key. Clinics will be July 11, 12, 13, 19, 20 and 21, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Hunter safety course in Chiefland on Saturday

    The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservatoin Commission is offering a free hunter safety Internet completion course on Saturday in Chiefland.
    Anyone born on or after June 1, 1975, must complete the hunter safety course before purchasing a Florida hunting license.
    Students who have taken the online course and wish to complete the classroom portion must bring the online completion report with them.
    The location for this class will be given to those who register in advance by calling the regional office at 386-758-0525 or by going to www.myfwc.com/huntersafety.

  • Sturgeon injures woman on Suwannee River

    Special to the Citizen
    A woman was injured when a sturgeon crashed through her boat’s windshield and showered her with glass April 27.
    Erica Stevens, of Safety Harbor, received minor injuries, according to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators.
    At about 5 p.m., Stevens and her husband, Scott, who was operating the boat, were on the Suwannee River north of the U.S. 19 Bridge in Gilchrist County, traveling at about 15 mph when a 5-foot sturgeon jumped up in front of Stevens’ vessel and crashed through the boat’s windshield, FWC officials said.

  • Lower Suwannee NWR meeting

    Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge invites you to the attend the fourth annual Hunter Working Group meeting on Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the refuge headquarters on Hwy 347.
    This is an informal opportunity to provide beneficial input, comments and suggestions regarding the hunting program at the refuge. Refuge management and staff want to hear suggestions and feedback for the coming year’s season before the 2011-2012 season begins.

  • Endangered species day Friday

    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and numerous conservation organizations will observe Endangered Species Day on Friday to recognize conservation efforts underway across the nation aimed at helping America’s imperiled species.
    To date, the Endangered Species Act, which became law in 1973, has helped to prevent the extinction of hundreds of species. Co-administered by the Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the purpose of the Act is to conserve imperiled species and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

  • FWC hunting classes offered in Levy County

     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission is offering two free hunter safety Internet-completion courses in Levy County. The first class is May 17-18 in Bronson, and the second class in May 21 in Chiefland.

  • Gators fishing national championship to be televised

    Tune in Sunday from 1-2 p.m. to “FLW Outdoors” on VERSUS for complete coverage of the National Guard FLW College Fishing National Championship on Kentucky Lake. The one-hour show highlights the University of Florida’s second consecutive national championship victory.