Florida Hunting News

Florida FWC Votes to Appoint New Executive Director
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) ended its session on Wednesday by voting to appoint Nick Wiley, assistant executive director, to the position of executive director when Ken Haddad, current director, retires in December.
Florida's New Quota Process Allows Guest Permit
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be accepting applications until June 30 to be included in a random drawing for quota permits to hunt on Florida's wildlife management areas (WMAs) next season.
Florida Alligator Application Process Changes Begin June 1
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will use new permit-application procedures this year to resolve past permit issuance problems for the highly popular statewide alligator harvest program.
Florida FWC Starts Accepting Quota Hunt Apps June 1
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will be accepting applications June 1-30 to be included in a random drawing for quota permits to hunt on wildlife management areas (WMAs) next season.
Florida FWC Public Meetings on Deer Season
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has scheduled six public meetings throughout the state to receive input from Florida hunters on possible changes to the state's hunting zones and corresponding deer hunting season dates.
Florida FWC Offers Free Hunter Safety Course
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety Internet completion course in Gulf County.
Florida Offers Nighttime Hog Hunts on Box-R WMA
Wildlife managers often tolerate a few wild hogs, but there are so many on the 11,200-acre Box-R Wildlife Management Area in Franklin and Gulf counties they are destroying agricultural fields, native plants and habitat.
Florida Continues to Track Panthers
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) stated Monday that the program that tracks endangered Florida panthers with GPS-equipped collars is intact, despite cutbacks in state budgets.
Bobcat Attacks 2 People in Florida
A bobcat attacked two people in separate incidents in Citrus County Saturday, March 28.
Turkey Hunting in Florida Without a Quota Permit
If you weren't lucky enough to get drawn for a special-opportunity or spring turkey quota permit, don't fret; there are numerous wildlife management areas (WMAs) that don't require them.