Florida Hunting News

Florida FWC Commission Retains Chairman
Amid numerous changes in the senior-level staff at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), the seven-member Board of Commissioners unanimously voted to retain Rodney Barreto as chairman.
Florida Hunter Found Safe - Thanks to Bubba
Bubba's at it again. This time the 9-year-old canine officer tracked down a 70-year-old hunter from Lakeland who had lost his way in the Ocala National Forest.
Florida Spring Turkey Apps Available Nov 1st
Hunters looking to turkey hunt on Florida's wildlife management areas during the 2010 spring turkey season need to apply for quota hunt permits beginning 10 a.m. Nov. 1.
Evidence Shows MAIG Uses Names Without Permission
As a growing number of mayors in Ohio and around the country resign from Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control group, new evidence suggests some of their names have been added to the member list and used to promote Bloomberg's political agenda without their knowledge or permission.
Florida FWC Now Allows Guests on Quota Hunts
If you plan to hunt on a wildlife management area (WMA) this season, you should take note of a change the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission made to its quota permit system. Hunters can now take a friend or family member on their quota hunt.
Florida FWC Seeking Input on Changes to Deer Seasons/Zones
Central and South Florida deer hunters are encouraged to attend a public meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. September 22 at the Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee to share their thoughts about possible changes to the state's deer hunting zones and seasons.
Florida Special Opportunity Spring Turkey Hunt Apps Available
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will begin accepting 2010 special-opportunity spring turkey hunt applications at 10 a.m. (EDT) Sept. 8. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight (EDT) Oct. 13.
Seven Year Old Completes Turkey Grand Slam
At age seven, Adriana Armstrong may be the youngest girl to harvest the grand slam of turkeys. Her older sister, 11-year old Alli, also scored a grand slam in the spring of 2009.
Florida FWC Offers Alligator Hunting Classes
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering alligator hunters no-cost, three-hour classes to help them prepare for the August 15 - November 1 statewide alligator harvest.
Florida FWC Offers Free Hunter Safety Course
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free hunter safety course in Leon County.