Wildfires and low water prompt restrictions for Everglades WMA

Exceptionally low water levels have prompted the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to issue an executive order enacting temporary special regulations for a portion of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor Wildlife Management Area. Effective immediately, the order prohibits motorized vehicles, including swamp buggies/tracked vehicles and airboats, in a portion of the Everglades […]

Gov. Scott and FWC announce 40-day recreational red snapper season in Gulf state and federal waters

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and Gov. Rick Scott are excited to announce a 40-day recreational red snapper season for both Gulf state and federal waters. A 24-day season was originally proposed. Gov. Scott said, “Florida is a premier fishing destination and saltwater fishing in the Gulf of Mexico has a $7.6 […]

FWC to meet April 25-26 in Fort Lauderdale

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will meet April 25-26 at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott North, 6650 N. Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Both days are open to the public. The FWC is committed to providing opportunities for public input at each Commission meeting. As standard practice, the Commission welcomes public input […]

Boat inspection stations open around Oregon

SALEM, Ore – Boating season is starting and people hauling both motorized and non-motorized boats must stop at watercraft inspection stations opening around Oregon next week. Large orange “Boat Inspection Ahead” signs followed by “Inspection Required for All Watercraft” alert motorists. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife inspection stations in Ashland and Ontario are now […]