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  • Be a hero: help rescue manatees...

    “Be a Hero!” by getting decals that help with the research, rescue, rehabilitation and management of Florida’s endangered manatees and sea turtles.

    People can receive a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manatee or sea turtle decal, and show their support for saving these iconic Florida species, with a donation of $5.

    Rescues of manatees and sea turtles that are injured, ill or otherwise in distress are one of the many FWC conservation activities supported by decal donations.

  • Tentative dove hunting dates...

    The FWC anticipates the 2014-15 hunting season dates for mourning and white-winged doves to be:

    First phase: Sept. 27 - Oct. 27

    Second phase: Nov. 8 - Dec.1

    Third phase: Dec.12 - Jan.15, 2015

    (Note: The official dates will be posted by mid-August when they are released by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service).

    Shooting Hours:

    First phase - noon to sunset

    Second & third phases - ½-hour before sunrise to sunset

    Bag limit (daily/possession): 15/45

    Read more at

  • Tentative waterfowl hunting...

    The FWC announced that it anticipates the 2014-15 waterfowl season dates to be:

    • Early Canada Goose: Sept. 6-24

    • September teal and wood duck: Sept. 20-24

    • September teal only: Sept. 25-28

    • Regular Season (ducks, coots, and light geese): Nov. 22 - Nov. 30 and Dec. 6 - Jan. 25, 2015

    • Regular Season (Canada Goose): Nov. 22 - Jan. 30, 2015

    • Youth duck and goose: Jan. 31 - Feb. 1, 2015

  • Baynard rides hard in Youth...

    Madison Baynard, of Chiefland, competed recently at the 2014 NBHA Youth World Championships in Perry, Ga. This invitation-only event is the largest youth barrel race in the world.

    The NBHA Youth World participants numbered over 1,100 in the Teen Division (13 and over) and approximately 800 participants in the Youth Division (12 and under). The contestants ran for over $300,000 in cash and prizes. Prizes included 4-Star Trailers, Alamo Champion saddles, Gist buckles, Drysdales Championship gear bags, Tony Lama boots and many other prizes.

  • Chiefland: Home to 2014's...

    Chiefland High School girl’s softball coach Wayne Weatherford was named Florida’s 1A Coach of the Year.

    Also, from that state-winning team, Brittany Gilliam was named Florida’s 1A Player of the Year

  • Officials: Cedar Key safe from...

    A red tide bloom in the Gulf has killed thousands of fish in the last two weeks, according to state officials, but Cedar Key is proving unaffected.

    Leslie Sturmer, a University of Florida aquaculture specialist in Cedar Key, said Monday that test samples for red tide toxins in the area's shellfish have yielded good results.

    "There are zero cells in the samples, as we suspected," she said, adding that 5,000 or more cells per liter in a sample would cause shellfish operations to close shop.

  • 2 teens arrested for torturing...

    Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested two Clay County teenagers July 25 on charges of torturing a gopher tortoise.

    Danielle Susan Dionne, 15, and Jennifer Emoke Greene, 18, have been arrested on charges of felony cruelty to animals, a third-degree felony, and taking, harassing, harming or killing a gopher tortoise, a second-degree misdemeanor.

  • BRONSON SPEEDWAY RESULTS

        Bronson Speedway feature results July 26, 2014:

     

    Sportsmen

    32 Shelton Bowers

    37 Kenner Brown III

    65 Butch Dees

     

    Pure Stock

    45 Dylan Hilliard

    81 Morris Richardson

    20 Tony Kuhr

    51 Donnie Parkinson/DNR Mechanical

    32 Tracy King/DNR

  • Leaps and bounds

     Children run obstacles at the Young Indians Football Camp July 22 at Chiefland High School.

    Chiefland Indians football coach Aaron Richardson and his staff held their annual Young Indians Football Camp for players entering 1st through 8th grades this fall.

    They exercised, learned new plays and mixed it up with the 2014-15 Chiefland Indians players, as well.

    Take a good look, this is the future of Indians football. 

  • Football camp begins Monday

    The Chiefland Football Camp begins Monday, July 21, running through Wednesday, July 23. The camp is 5:30 to 8 p.m. every day.

    The youth camp for 1st through 8th grade students is done by grade, depending on the grade entering for the 2014-15 school year.

    The camps are at the Chiefland Middle High School football complex and participants are required to bring cleats, workout shorts and shirt.

    There will be a camp cost of $30 per camper. Payment can be made the day of camp. Please make all checks payable to the CHS Quarterback Club or bring cash.