hunters

Options plentiful for hunter safety courses

Options plentiful for hunter safety courses

With hunting season fast approaching, staying safe during the hunt is of the utmost importance. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission offers four different safety course options. Read the full article in the Sept. 20 issue of Navarre Press. Visit www.navarrepress.com/subscribe to view subscription options. Sign up to receive the online edition of Navarre […]

Wildlife Management Areas have come a long way

Wildlife Management Areas have come a long way

One purchase of land in 1941 has blossomed into something that now serves as a home for some of Florida’s most well-known and threatened wildlife species. It also provides a place for hunters and anglers to enjoy while allowing others to take advantage of golden wildlife viewing opportunities. Wildlife Management Areas now cover nearly 6 […]

FWC prepared to handle violations that occur on the field and in the water

FWC prepared to handle violations that occur on the field and in the water

It’s late at night in early December and a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officer spots a vehicle shining a spotlight on several fields. Upon stopping the vehicle, the officer discovers a loaded hunting rifle and fresh deer blood on a rack attached to the back of the truck. Further investigative efforts unveil the […]

Thanksgiving hunting tradition provides wide range of benefits

Thanksgiving hunting tradition provides wide range of benefits

Thanksgiving Day isn’t just about turkey for many. Deer hunting is also popular in Florida, with hunters hitting the great outdoors throughout the holiday weekend now that deer season is underway. “White-tailed deer are the most popular game species in Florida,” said Tammy Sapp of the Division of Hunting and Game Management for the Florida […]

Blackwater WMA cleaning station set to reopen in fall

Blackwater WMA cleaning station set to reopen in fall

Starting next fall, the Blackwater River Wildlife Management Area will have a cleaning station again. Through efforts of hunters, the Florida Forest Service and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, the station will be reopened. Read the full article in the Feb. 18 issue of Navarre Press. Click HERE to subscribe for as little as […]

No changes made for fall turkey hunting season

No changes made for fall turkey hunting season

The fall turkey hunting season is underway and little has changed from last year. Tony Young, the media relations coordinator for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Division of Hunting and Game Management, said the length of the season and the bag limits are still the same. “The daily bag limit of two is also […]

Wildlife commissioners approve bear hunting

Wildlife commissioners approve bear hunting

Florida wildlife officials on Wednesday approved a new bear hunting season in the state just a few years after it was removed from the state’s threatened species list. After hours of impassioned public comment, mostly in opposition to the new hunting regulations, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 5-1 for a limited black […]