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Outta' the Woods: December's Holiday Hunting Traditions

Outta' the Woods:  December's Holiday Hunting TraditionsThere’s finally a chill and certain festiveness in the air as most of us try to take time off from work to enjoy spending quality time with family and friends and reflect on the passing year. Children will be out of school on winter break soon, and wh
   

Viral Disease Detected in North Florida Deer

Viral Disease Detected in North Florida DeerFlorida is the latest state to report the presence of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in its white-tailed deer herd. This viral disease has been confirmed in two deer and suspected in at least 10 others from North Florida that were examined this
   

Outta' the Woods: Pull Back on a String; Hunting Season is Here

Outta' the Woods:  Pull Back on a String; Hunting Season is HereEven though you can hardly tell, summer is almost over. Kids have returned to school, football is back on TV, and hunting season’s already been going on for a month now in South Florida. Most of us have already finished our preseason scouting, and we
   

Hunter Safety Course to be Offered in Wakulla

Hunter Safety Course to be Offered in WakullaThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Wakulla County. The course is at the Wakulla County Sheriff’s Office’s Otter Creek Range, 65 Qualify Lane, Crawfordville, from
   

Locals Catch Two Large Gators in Wakulla

Locals Catch Two Large Gators in WakullaThree Wakulla men hauled in two large gators this past Friday night, August 17, 2012. A 9'6" gator and a 12'3" gator was taken by Team Sopchoppy, consisting of L. B. Brooks, Josh Lawhon, and Kyle Jones.  The gators were captured near the area of
   

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
   

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
   

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
   

2012-13 St. Marks and St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Quota Hunt Worksheets Available

2012-13 St. Marks and St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Quota Hunt Worksheets Available Deer quota hunt worksheets for the St. Marks and St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuges’ 2012-13 hunt season are available online at www.myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts. Applications may be submitted at any license agent or tax collectors
   

Outta' the Woods: Managing for Longbeards

Outta' the Woods:  Managing for LongbeardsWhether you oversee a large tract of land or own a smaller parcel, there are many wildlife management techniques you can use to help attract wild turkeys to your property. Wild turkeys, like white-tailed deer, are referred to as “edge species,” b
   

Outta' the Woods: Talkin' Turkey

Outta' the Woods:  Talkin' TurkeyBetter start brushing up on your turkey calling, because spring gobbler season is here. Whether you prefer to use a mouth call, box call, slate or any combination, March means it’s time to start talkin’ turkey. Youth hunters benefited from a rule
   

Take a Kid Turkey Hunting

Take a Kid Turkey HuntingMarch 10-11 is Youth Spring Turkey Hunt Weekend in Florida.  This Saturday-Sunday hunt, which occurs the weekend prior to the opening of spring turkey season in each hunting zone, was established in 2011 on private property. It was such a huge
   

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