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First Sunday at the Refuge for May to Focus on Red-Cockaded Woodpecker

First Sunday at the Refuge for May to Focus on Red-Cockaded WoodpeckerThe May 2012 First Sunday at the Refuge Presentation Series will feature Michael Keys, Wildlife Biologist, St. Marks NWR as he presents “Lightning, Longleaf and a Formerly Common Woodpecker” at 2:00 PM, Sunday, May 6, 2012 at the St. Marks National Wild
   

Next Waters Journey Nature Excursion Set for March 17

Next Waters Journey Nature Excursion Set for March 17Waters Journey:  Following the Water to Wakulla Springs with Jim Stevenson A guided overland tour experience following the journey of water into the longest and deepest underwater cave system in the world.  Saturday, March 17, 2012 from
   

"Mystery Eyeball" Appears to be From Swordfish

After examining an eye found on a south Florida beach this week, researchers from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) believe the specimen came from a swordfish. Genetic testing will be done to confirm the identification. “
   

Outta' the Woods: Take Hunter Safety and Get Ready for Opening Day

Outta' the Woods:  Take Hunter Safety and Get Ready for Opening DayWith the dog days of summer upon us, it’s hard to think about hunting. However, if you’re between the ages of 16 and 37, and haven’t yet taken the state’s hunter safety class, now is the perfect time to be thinking about it.  Many of these classe
   

Backyard Safari: Invasion of the Caterpillars

Backyard Safari:  Invasion of the CaterpillarsSpring has sprung and ’tis the season of the caterpillar. They are everywhere, crawling on outdoor walls, railings, cars, trees and picnic tables.  You name it, caterpillars are on it. In the last few weeks I have seen at least five different
   

Wild About Wakulla Week to Celebrate Wakulla County

Wild About Wakulla Week to Celebrate Wakulla CountyWAKULLA COUNTY, Florida – From art shows and wild land tours, to special presentations and worm gruntin’, Wakulla County’s Wild About Wakulla Week will boast several area festivals that will educate, entertain and satisfy even the most seasoned travel
   

Gone Coastal: Fall Is the Time to Fish, If You Aren't Watching Football

Gone Coastal:  Fall Is the Time to Fish, If You Aren't Watching FootballFinally, the hot and humid days of summer are behind us and, for the first time in a while, you can get out on the water in perfect comfort. For me, fall brings to mind big smoker kings, grouper on the shallow reefs and reds that are way, way over
   

FWC Announces 2012-13 Hunting Season Dates

FWC Announces 2012-13 Hunting Season DatesPlease note:  The statewide hunting season for gray squirrel on private lands has been extended.  From now on, it will open the second Saturday in October and close the first Sunday in March.  This season, the dates will be Oct. 13 – M
   

Gopher Tortoises Move Slowly through "Spring Training" of Grazing and Burrow Digging

Gopher Tortoises Move Slowly through Like a baseball player stretching muscles and practicing skills during spring training, the gopher tortoise is emerging from winter dormancy and moving slowly and steadily through the landscape in search of greenery to eat and a new place to dig its
   

Fall in Love with Florida State Parks This Valentine's Day

Fall in Love with Florida State Parks This Valentine's DayTALLAHASSEE – With Valentine’s Day just a few days away, the Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Park Service offers suggestions for a memorable day with that special someone. Florida’s 160 state parks and greenways and trails provide af
   

Stone Crab Season Opens Oct. 15 in State and Federal Waters

Stone Crab Season Opens Oct. 15 in State and Federal WatersGet your claw crackers ready, because Florida’s recreational and commercial stone crab claw harvest season opens Oct. 15 in state and federal waters. To be harvested, stone crab claws must be at least 2 3/4 inches in length when measured from the elbow
   

Application Dates Shift for Some Quotas

Application Dates Shift for Some QuotasIf you hunt public land, you should know that many of Florida’s wildlife management areas (WMAs) require a quota permit to hunt during archery, muzzleloading gun and all or part of the general gun season. Take note that this year, there have been some
   

39th Annual Stephen C. Smith Regatta to be Held April 28 and 29

39th Annual Stephen C. Smith Regatta to be Held April 28 and 29Join us at Shell Point Beach in Wakulla County for the 39th Annual Stephen C. Smith Regatta, two days of great racing, beach activities, sun, fun, food and the live auction on Sunday. This annual event benefits the Leon County Unit of the American
   

February is Florida Hiking Trails Month

February is Florida Hiking Trails MonthTALLAHASSEE - Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed February as Florida Hiking Trails Month, recognizing the importance of this healthy, affordable outdoor activity and inviting Floridians and visitors to enjoy a hike along the state’s extensive, nationally re
   

Public Input Requested at Oct. 11 Gulf of Mexico Gag Grouper Workshop

Public Input Requested at Oct. 11 Gulf of Mexico Gag Grouper WorkshopThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host a workshop next week to gather public input on Gulf of Mexico gag grouper. The workshop focus will be determining the public’s preferred dates for the 2013 Gulf gag grouper recreational fi
   

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