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As I See It: Does the Ivory-Bill Still Exist?

As I See It:  Does the Ivory-Bill Still Exist?In the spring of 2005, news swept the United States and much of the world that the ivory-billed woodpecker, long thought to be extinct, had been found in the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge in Arkansas. The news was electrifying to birders
   

FWC to Add Youth Turkey Hunts and Modify Hog-Dog Hunts on Public Lands

FWC to Add Youth Turkey Hunts and Modify Hog-Dog Hunts on Public LandsThe seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff Wednesday to advertise a package of new rule proposals to be voted on at the February 2011 meeting. The proposed rules could affect hunting on many of the state’s
   

Young Anglers Could Win Boat at Annual Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament

Young Anglers Could Win Boat at Annual Rock the Dock Fishing TournamentAttention all young anglers!  You could win this boat! Register to fish in the Youth Division (under age 18) of the 4th Annual Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament to be held Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Rock Landing Dock in
   

FWC Moves Toward Requiring Hunters to Report Deer Harvests Next Season

FWC Moves Toward Requiring Hunters to Report Deer Harvests Next SeasonThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed its staff on Wednesday to advertise new rule proposals requiring all hunters to tag harvested white-tailed deer and report the harvest to the FWC. However, the commissioners
   

Backyard Safari: Little Wren Speaks with a Big Voice

Backyard Safari:  Little Wren Speaks with a Big VoiceIf you’ve ever wondered which bird sings the familiar, loud “doodalee, doodalee, doodalee” song, it is one of the most common backyard birds in Florida, the Carolina wren. The Carolina wren is a lively little bird that often fluffs itself into
   

They're Back: Sturgeon Returning to Suwannee River

They're Back:  Sturgeon Returning to Suwannee RiverThey’re back.  Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers have reported seeing the fish jump already this year.People have been injured in accidental
   

DEP Presents Florida Trails Bucket List: 10 Trails You Must Experience

DEP Presents Florida Trails Bucket List:  10 Trails You Must ExperienceTALLAHASSEE – Emphasizing the splendor of Florida’s greenways and trails, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) encourages outdoor enthusiasts to step off of the beaten path and onto one of Florida’s more than 8,000 miles of public
   

Facebook Photos Lead to Arrest of Illegal Hunters

Facebook Photos Lead to Arrest of Illegal HuntersTwo Inverness residents were arrested when an investigation uncovered they had illegally taken a deer and then posted the photos on Facebook. William Andrew Buchanan (DOB 08/26/89) and Tara Anne Carver (DOB 09/06/82) were cited for possession of
   

Fishing Lines by Benjamin Colona: Flatheads in the Ochlockonee

Fishing Lines by Benjamin Colona:  Flatheads in the OchlockoneeMy friends Donny, Rob and I all hit the Ochlocknee the other day with some live bait, monster hooks,125 lb leader, and a stout grouper rod for Mr. Flathead! We got on the water around O-dark-hundred with our headlamps and a positive attitude (we had
   

Orlando-Area Nurse Takes New State Record Alligator

Orlando-Area Nurse Takes New State Record AlligatorRobert “Tres” (pronounced “Tray”) Ammerman has been hunting alligators in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) annual statewide alligator harvest for the past seven years. But it wasn’t until the last day of this year’s
   

FWC Managed Areas May Get New Hunting Dates for 2011-12 Season

FWC Managed Areas May Get New Hunting Dates for 2011-12 SeasonThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed staff on Wednesday to develop draft rules to modify hunting season dates on FWC-managed areas for next year. Commissioners will consider the draft rules at a future meeting.The
   

Take Advantage of License-Free Fishing This Saturday in Florida's Fresh Waters

Take Advantage of License-Free Fishing This Saturday in Florida's Fresh WatersThe possibilities for taking advantage of the upcoming license-free fishing day, Saturday April 7, in Florida are almost endless. That’s because people of all ages can cast their lines into 3 million acres of lakes, ponds and reservoirs and 12,000
   

Backyard Safari: An Incredible Journey; the Monarch Butterfly (by Jessica Basham)

Backyard Safari:  An Incredible Journey; the Monarch Butterfly (by Jessica Basham)As summer fades into fall, the days grow shorter and the evenings turn cooler, but there is a bright spot fluttering in the air. It is the monarch butterfly in the midst of its amazing annual migration south. The migration fascinates scientists and
   

Lil' Daniel's First Pheasant Shoot

Lil' Daniel's First Pheasant ShootLil' Daniel's First Pheasant Shoot Lil' Daniel Lamarche went on his first Pheasant Shoot with Grandpa Alan Lamarche to Sidney Gainey's Dogwood Plantation in Grady County, Georgia. The eleven year old shot 2 roosters and 2 hens and on his way
   

Annual Skeeter Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament to be Held April 28 and 29

Annual Skeeter Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament to be Held April 28 and 29The annual Skeeter Rock the Dock Fishing Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2012. The Captain’s Meeting & Dinner is scheduled for Friday, April 27th. Registered participants can win a 2012 Skeeter Zx20 Bay Boat,
   

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