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Hunting in Wakulla http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/ Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:28:31 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Outta' the Woods: December's Holiday Hunting Traditions http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_December's_Holiday_Hunting_Traditions_2012120714581/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_December's_Holiday_Hunting_Traditions_2012120714581/ There’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.]]> Hunting Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:02:13 -0500 Viral Disease Detected in North Florida Deer http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Viral_Disease_Detected_in_North_Florida_Deer_2012092714363/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Viral_Disease_Detected_in_North_Florida_Deer_2012092714363/ Florida is the latest state to report the presence of epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) in its white-tailed deer herd.]]> Hunting Thu, 27 Sep 2012 23:34:39 -0400 Outta' the Woods: Pull Back on a String; Hunting Season is Here http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Pull_Back_on_a_String;_Hunting_Season_is_Here_2012090714322/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Pull_Back_on_a_String;_Hunting_Season_is_Here_2012090714322/ Even 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.]]> Hunting Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:46:25 -0400 Hunter Safety Course to be Offered in Wakulla http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Hunter_Safety_Course_to_be_Offered_in_Wakulla_2012083014290/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Hunter_Safety_Course_to_be_Offered_in_Wakulla_2012083014290/ hunter-safety-image-249x187The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet-completion course in Wakulla County.

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Hunting Thu, 30 Aug 2012 01:46:11 -0400
Locals Catch Two Large Gators in Wakulla http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Locals_Catch_Two_Large_Gators_in_Wakulla_2012082014209/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Locals_Catch_Two_Large_Gators_in_Wakulla_2012082014209/ Three 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 Shell Point and Oyster Bay in Wakulla County.

According to Brooks, he was asked to go along on the excursion with his cousin Kyle.  "I didn't think that much about it when Kyle asked me go with him, so I brought Josh along with me because he had done it before," said Brooks.  "But when the time came and I was face to face with the beast, it all changed!  Time to pull the trigger on the crossbow- here comes the adrenaline!  Wow!  That was just the beginning.  Then you have the death roll, bang stick, loading the beast in the boat with YOU,  its all 100 percent rush!  I'm hooked!"

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Hunting Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:37:10 -0400
Outta' the Woods: Take Hunter Safety and Get Ready for Opening Day http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Take_Hunter_Safety_and_Get_Ready_for_Opening_Day_2012080514162/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Take_Hunter_Safety_and_Get_Ready_for_Opening_Day_2012080514162/ tony young headshot 125With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s hard to think about hunting.

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Hunting Sun, 05 Aug 2012 13:24:28 -0400
FWC Announces 2012-13 Hunting Season Dates http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/FWC_Announces_2012-13_Hunting_Season_Dates_2012072614128/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/FWC_Announces_2012-13_Hunting_Season_Dates_2012072614128/ hunter-image-noedgePlease 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 – March 3.

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Hunting Thu, 26 Jul 2012 03:03:47 -0400
Application Dates Shift for Some Quotas http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Application_Dates_Shift_for_Some_Quotas_2012062913984/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Application_Dates_Shift_for_Some_Quotas_2012062913984/ tony young headshot 125If 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.

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Hunting Fri, 29 Jun 2012 14:57:50 -0400
2012-13 St. Marks and St. Vincent National Wildlife Refuge Quota Hunt Worksheets Available http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/2012-13_St._Marks_and_St._Vincent_National_Wildlife_Refuge_Quota_Hunt_Worksheets_Available_2012051613843/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/2012-13_St._Marks_and_St._Vincent_National_Wildlife_Refuge_Quota_Hunt_Worksheets_Available_2012051613843/ wildlife refuge logo 2 100

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.

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Hunting Wed, 16 May 2012 17:39:43 -0400
Outta' the Woods: Managing for Longbeards http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Managing_for_Longbeards_2012040313673/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Managing_for_Longbeards_2012040313673/ florida-longbeard-turkeys-300Whether 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.

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Hunting Tue, 03 Apr 2012 13:43:14 -0400
Take a Kid Turkey Hunting http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Take_a_Kid_Turkey_Hunting_2012021213533/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Take_a_Kid_Turkey_Hunting_2012021213533/ floridaturkey-youth-huntsMarch 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.

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Hunting Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:12:15 -0500
Outta' the Woods: Talkin' Turkey http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Talkin'_Turkey_2012030113519/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Talkin'_Turkey_2012030113519/ osceola_wild_turkey 125Better start brushing up on your turkey calling, because spring gobbler season is here.

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Hunting Thu, 01 Mar 2012 15:23:16 -0500
Outta' the Woods: Deer Hunting Still Goin' http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Deer_Hunting_Still_Goin'_2012020213370/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Deer_Hunting_Still_Goin'_2012020213370/ tony young headshot 100It seems the deer in my neck of the woods have been a lot more nocturnal than usual, and my hunting season has been pitiful thus far.

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Hunting Thu, 02 Feb 2012 14:54:16 -0500
Outta' the Woods: Wild Hogs - Nuisance or Hunting Opportunity http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Wild_Hogs_-_Nuisance_or_Hunting_Opportunity_2012010313194/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Wild_Hogs_-_Nuisance_or_Hunting_Opportunity_2012010313194/ tony young headshot 125The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal pursued each winter by Florida’s more than 200,000 hunters.

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Hunting Tue, 03 Jan 2012 19:05:17 -0500
Outta' the Woods: December's Traditions Include Holiday Hunting http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_December's_Traditions_Include_Holiday_Hunting_2011120213080/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_December's_Traditions_Include_Holiday_Hunting_2011120213080/ tony young headshot 125There’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.

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Hunting Fri, 02 Dec 2011 01:40:27 -0500
Hunters: Permits Still Available for Several Hunts http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Hunters:_Permits_Still_Available_for_Several_Hunts_2011102812908/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Hunters:_Permits_Still_Available_for_Several_Hunts_2011102812908/ bow-hunter-249x187Permits are still available for the following hunts:

St. Vincent Archery - Nov. 16 - Nov. 19, 2011

St. Vincent Primitive Weapons - Jan. 19 - Jan. 21, 2012

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Hunting Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:59:31 -0400
Wildlife Management Areas are Safe, Natural Havens for the Public, Too http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Wildlife_Management_Areas_are_Safe,_Natural_Havens_for_the_Public,_Too_2011101812867/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Wildlife_Management_Areas_are_Safe,_Natural_Havens_for_the_Public,_Too_2011101812867/ We are incredibly fortunate to have a vast system of public lands in Florida.  Over the years, the state has acquired a range of local and state parks, forests and a wildlife management area system that is one of the largest in the nation.]]> Hunting Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:33:11 -0400 Outta' the Woods: Huntin' Season is Crankin' Up! http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Huntin'_Season_is_Crankin'_Up!_2011093012766/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Huntin'_Season_is_Crankin'_Up!_2011093012766/ tony young headshot 125Football season is in full swing, and the 2011-12 hunting season is cranking up.  Heck, in Zone A, they’re already into general gun season.]]> Hunting Fri, 30 Sep 2011 15:48:49 -0400 Outta' the Woods: Crossbow Season Expanded on Private Lands http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Crossbow_Season_Expanded_on_Private_Lands_2011090812656/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Crossbow_Season_Expanded_on_Private_Lands_2011090812656/ Even 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 a month now in South Florida.]]> Hunting Thu, 08 Sep 2011 22:02:45 -0400 Outta' the Woods: Take Hunter Safety and Get Ready for Opening Day! http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Take_Hunter_Safety_and_Get_Ready_for_Opening_Day!_2011080212414/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Take_Hunter_Safety_and_Get_Ready_for_Opening_Day!_2011080212414/ With the dog days of summer upon us, it’s hard to think about hunting.  But if you’re between the ages of 16 and 36, and haven’t yet taken the state’s hunter safety class – now’s just the time to be thinking about it.]]> Hunting Tue, 02 Aug 2011 13:21:19 -0400 FWC Announces 2011-2012 Hunting Season Dates http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/FWC_Announces_2011-2012_Hunting_Season_Dates_2011100112408/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/FWC_Announces_2011-2012_Hunting_Season_Dates_2011100112408/ hunter-image-noedge2011-2012 Florida Hunting Season Dates

(Seasons and dates do not apply to wildlife management areas; Wakulla County is located in Zone D.)

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Hunting Sat, 01 Oct 2011 21:09:18 -0400
FWC Asks Hunters to Help Monitor Deer for Chronic Wasting Disease http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/FWC_Asks_Hunters_to_Help_Monitor_Deer_for_Chronic_Wasting_Disease_2011072512377/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/FWC_Asks_Hunters_to_Help_Monitor_Deer_for_Chronic_Wasting_Disease_2011072512377/ The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has not found any evidence of chronic wasting disease (CWD) after years of extensive testing of the state’s white-tailed deer population.]]> Hunting Mon, 25 Jul 2011 13:19:04 -0400 Outta' the Woods: Join the Dove Club http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Join_the_Dove_Club_2011070212277/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Join_the_Dove_Club_2011070212277/ To me, the best part about hunting is not harvesting game – but spending quality time outdoors with friends and family.]]> Hunting Sat, 02 Jul 2011 17:07:59 -0400 Facebook Photos Result in Hunting Arrest http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Facebook_Photos_Result_in_Hunting_Arrest_2011062212219/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Facebook_Photos_Result_in_Hunting_Arrest_2011062212219/ Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) investigators arrested a Tampa man June 17 after receiving a complaint about photos that had been posted on Facebook.]]> Hunting Wed, 22 Jun 2011 01:49:29 -0400 Remaining Alligator Hunting Permits Now On Sale http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Remaining_Alligator_Hunting_Permits_Now_On_Sale_2011060912191/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Remaining_Alligator_Hunting_Permits_Now_On_Sale_2011060912191/ The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has begun the second application phase for a chance to obtain highly coveted permits to participate in the statewide alligator harvest.]]> Hunting Thu, 09 Jun 2011 12:11:19 -0400 Outta' the Woods: Apply for Quota Permits in June http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Apply_for_Quota_Permits_in_June_2011060912189/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Apply_for_Quota_Permits_in_June_2011060912189/ tony young headshot 125Well, I want to start off by letting everyone know that my girlfriend (now fiancée), Katie Hughes, got her first turkey on her quota hunt.

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Hunting Thu, 09 Jun 2011 11:50:06 -0400
FWC Extends Alligator Hunting Hours http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/FWC_Extends_Alligator_Hunting_Hours_2011060812182/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/FWC_Extends_Alligator_Hunting_Hours_2011060812182/ At its meeting in St. Augustine this past Wednesday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) adopted a rule change that provides approximately four additional hours of daylight hunting to the state’s recreational alligator hunting season.]]> Hunting Wed, 08 Jun 2011 20:33:06 -0400 Internet Bragging Leads to Felony Poaching Arrest http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Internet_Bragging_Leads_to_Felony_Poaching_Arrest_2011052712119/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Internet_Bragging_Leads_to_Felony_Poaching_Arrest_2011052712119/ facebook-pic-illegal-deer-200A convicted felon who posted pictures about his poaching exploits on Facebook got the attention of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) Internet Crimes Unit.

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Hunting Fri, 27 May 2011 16:07:11 -0400
Apply for Alligator-Hunting Permits Beginning May 4 http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Apply_for_Alligator-Hunting_Permits_Beginning_May_4_2011050412010/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Apply_for_Alligator-Hunting_Permits_Beginning_May_4_2011050412010/ The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting applications on May 4 for a chance to obtain highly coveted permits to participate in the statewide alligator harvest.]]> Hunting Wed, 04 May 2011 20:05:57 -0400 Outta' the Woods: Time to Apply for Fall's Special-Opportunity Hunts http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Time_to_Apply_for_Fall's_Special-Opportunity_Hunts_2011050312004/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/Outta'_the_Woods:_Time_to_Apply_for_Fall's_Special-Opportunity_Hunts_2011050312004/ If you haven’t been seeing the quantity or quality of game you’d like, you may want to consider applying for a special-opportunity hunt.]]> Hunting Tue, 03 May 2011 01:57:10 -0400 As I See It: Florida's Hunting Future Looks Bright http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/As_I_See_It:_Florida's_Hunting_Future_Looks_Bright_2011042611972/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/As_I_See_It:_Florida's_Hunting_Future_Looks_Bright_2011042611972/ Thanks to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and its many partners and cooperators, the future of hunting in Florida looks bright.]]> Hunting Tue, 26 Apr 2011 20:26:21 -0400 2011-12 St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Quota Hunt Worksheets Now Available http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/2011-12_St._Marks_National_Wildlife_Refuge_Quota_Hunt_Worksheets_Now_Available_2011042611971/ http://www.wakulla.com/Wakulla_Outdoors/Hunting/2011-12_St._Marks_National_Wildlife_Refuge_Quota_Hunt_Worksheets_Now_Available_2011042611971/ wildlife refuge logo 2 100Worksheets for the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge 2010-11 hunt season are available online at www.myfwc.com/license/limited-entry-hunts.

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Hunting Tue, 26 Apr 2011 20:03:32 -0400