Florida Hunting News

Florida FWC WMA Changes Proposed
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will hold 14 public meetings throughout the state to receive input from Florida hunters on proposals affecting deer hunting.
Florida Quota Hog Hunt Apps Due April 12th
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is accepting applications through April 12 during its Phase I random drawing for quota permits to hunt wild hogs on selected wildlife management areas.
Florida FWC Warns Residents to Stay Away From Monkey
The elusive rhesus macaque monkey darting around the Tampa Bay area and cheered on by 60,000 Facebook fans is generating a lot of banter. However, wildlife officials caution that this monkey is highly stressed and potentially very dangerous, and is itself in danger.
Smokers Butts are Littering Beaches
Is a beach an ashtray? It may be surprising, but cigarette butts were the most common item found on the world's beaches at the 2009 International Coastal Cleanup.
Florida Looks 50 Years Ahead to Protect Wildlife
The economic downturn has changed the speed of development in Florida from that of a hare to a tortoise. Nevertheless, like the storybook tortoise, development plods on. And as the hare did, Floridians could learn a lesson from the resolute, slow-moving turtle. Determination also may work to the advantage of Floridians.
Florida FWC Changes Hunting Permits Process
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a random-drawing method of obtaining hunt permits Thursday instead of the first-come, first-served method in use now.
Florida Considers Crossbow Use During Archery Season
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is considering allowing the use of crossbows by hunters during archery season.
Hunting License Sales Increased in 2009
In a year when one word, "fewer," described life in America -- fewer jobs, fewer home sales, fewer purchases -- hunters were responsible for generating a welcome "more" category, as hunting license sales rose by 3.5 percent in 2009 in states that make up NSSF's Hunting License Sales Index.
Florida Hunters Beware of Sunning Pythons
During this cold snap in South Florida, Burmese pythons in the wild may be out sunning themselves in an effort to stay warm.
West Virginia Joins Interstate Wildlife Violator Compact
Game law violators in West Virginia could face additional consequences for their actions under an interstate agreement recognizing suspension of hunting, fishing and trapping licenses in other states.