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FWC Officer’s Shooting Reflects Dangers of Conservation Law Enforcement

FWC Officer’s Shooting Reflects Dangers of Conservation Law Enforcement FWC Officer’s Shooting Reflects Dangers of Conservation Law Enforcement If you ask law enforcement officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) about their job, in the mix of describing what they
   

17-foot Burmese Python Caught in Okeechobee County

17-foot Burmese Python Caught in Okeechobee County17-foot Burmese Python Caught in Okeechobee County by Gabriella B. Ferraro, FWC A 17-foot-2-inch Burmese python was caught and destroyed on private property in Okeechobee County Thursday afternoon.  The male snake weighed 207 pounds, and
   

Deer Crashes through Windshield; Driver and Passenger Have Minor Injuries

Deer Crashes through Windshield; Driver and Passenger Have Minor InjuriesDeer Crashes through Windshield; Driver and Passenger Have Minor Injuries An 84-year-old Panama City woman and her son received minor injuries Wednesday after a six-point white-tailed deer hit their car on Edwards Road in Bay County, careening through
   

Cross City Man Dies in Boating Accident Near Steinhatchee

Cross City Man Dies in Scalloping Accident Near Steinhatchee A Cross City man died Friday after being injured in a boating accident in the Gulf of Mexico near Steinhatchee. Charles D. Sheppard (DOB 02/08/49) was snorkeling southwest of Rocky
   

FWC Featured Creature: Florida Black Bear

FWC Featured Creature:  Florida Black BearFWC Featured Creature:  Florida Black Bear Experts address the bare facts on living with Florida’s black bear; residents can help by keeping yards free of animal attractants   Florida’s black bear adapts quickly to its
   

FWC Featured Creature: Sea Turtles

FWC Featured Creature:  Sea TurtlesFWC Featured Creature:  Sea Turtles Helping Florida’s sea turtles survive requires beach responsibility; Leave only footprints and keep beaches dark Ancient creatures of the sea fight a battle each year to reproduce and survive in a
   

FWC Chairman Comments on Agency's Officer Getting Shot

FWC Chairman Comments on Agency's Officer Getting ShotFWC Chairman Comments on Agency's Officer Getting Shot “Though the job of a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officer is very rewarding, it is inherently dangerous,” said Chairman Rodney Barreto,
   

Wounded FWC Officer in Stable Condition and Good Spirits

Wounded FWC Officer in Stable Condition and Good Spirits Wounded FWC Officer in Stable Condition and Good Spirits A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) law enforcement officer, who sustained multiple gunshot wounds while patrolling in Brevard County Wednesday, is in stable condition
   

9-Foot Burmese Python Bagged on Day 1 of Permit Program

9-Foot Burmese Python Bagged on Day 1 of Permit Program Armed with snake hooks and nets, a group of reptile experts selected by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to participate in the state’s python permit program captured
   

FWC Begins Burmese Python Permit Program

FWC Begins Burmese Python Permit Program A program to begin addressing the invasion of Burmese pythons in the Everglades begins on Friday, July 17. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) initiated a permit program that will allow
   

The Wildlife Forecast: Lessen the Impact of Climate Change; Go Native (by Patricia Behnke)

The Wildlife Forecast:  Lessen the Impact of Climate Change; Go Native (by Patricia Behnke)The Wildlife Forecast:  Lessen the Impact of Climate Change; Go Native (by Patricia Behnke) Lessen the Impact of Climate Change - Go Native A healthy ecosystem requires a delicate balancing act among all species. Florida’s sometimes
   

FWC Requests Comments on First Draft of Imperiled Species Listing Changes

FWC Requests Comments on First Draft of Imperiled Species Listing Changes The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) seeks public input on the first draft of rules to revise Florida’s imperiled species listing process.
   

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