Holmes County High students learn about alligators
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Holmes County High students learn about alligators

  Recently, students from Holmes County High had the opportunity to participate in 4-H school programming that centered around the Alligator Management Program with MyFWC Florida Fish and Wildlife.     Holmes County 4-H Agent Chris Lauen partnered with teachers Dylan Skinner and John Walton to provide a hands-on learning activity for students that wanted…

FWC announces closure of recreational hogfish harvest
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FWC announces closure of recreational hogfish harvest

  Hogfish recreational harvest closed in state and federal waters off the east coast of Florida and the Florida Keys starting Nov. 1, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently announced. ‘This closure includes all state and federal waters south of Cape Sable, which is on the Gulf side of Florida and up the…

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FWC orders halt on seasonal gag grouper harvest

  STAFF REPORT Recreational harvest of gag grouper for the 2023 season will close in Gulf state waters starting Oct. 19 at 12:01 a.m. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission issued the closure during an October meeting. ‘The Gulf gag grouper recreational season will reopen on Sept. 1, 2024,’ a news release said. Monroe…

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State to step up testing for deer disease

  Jim Turner News Service of Florida Some deer killed during two popular hunting days in December must be tested for a contagious disease fatal to the animals as the state expands efforts to limit the spread of the disease. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said on Tuesday, Sept. 19, that deer killed…