Florida Hunting News

Better Fencing Key to Resolve Panther Problem
Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) are investigating recent incidents involving a Florida panther that has killed goats and other small livestock at a campground near Ochopee, in Collier County.
FWC Approves Box-R Hunting Dates
During the meeting at Marco Island, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) established hunting dates and regulations for the recently acquired Box-R Ranch Wildlife Management Area in Franklin County for the 2004-05 hunting season.
FWC Directs Staff to Resolve Hunting Dog Issue
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) today directed its staff to continue rule development to resolve conflicts between landowners and hunters who use dogs to pursue deer.
FWC Quota Hunt Deadline Moved
Due to the National Day Of Mourning for former President Ronald Reagan, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will move the deadline for quota hunt applications to 4:30 p.m., Monday, June 14.
FWC Quota Hunt Applications Due by June 11
Time is running short for sportsmen who plan to take part in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC’s) quota hunts this fall. Applications have to arrive at the FWC’s quota hunt office, by mail, no later than June 11.
Quota Hunt Applications Available Soon
June 1 marks the beginning of quota hunt application time for sportsmen who hunt on Florida’s wildlife management areas (WMAs). Applications and permits are free, but applicants must have a valid WMA permit to apply for a quota hunt permit and be included in the random selection process unless they qualify for permit exemptions.
FWC Offers Special Opportunity Hunts on Eight Public Lands
Surveys indicated many hunters were looking for a better quality hunting experience on public lands. Special opportunity hunts are geared toward harvesting older deer with minimum hunting pressure.
FWC Moves to Resolve Dog-Hunting Issue
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) directed its staff Wednesday to proceed with efforts to resolve conflicts between landowners and hunters who use dogs to hunt deer.
FWC Reaches Out to Disabled Hunters
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a series of new rules today to make hunting opportunities more accessible to physically disabled sportsmen.
FWC Scientists Say Panther Project is Working
Nine years into a project to counter the consequences of inbreeding among Florida’s endangered panthers, scientists say the effort is yielding good results.