The Wildlife Foundation of Florida (WFF) will host its inaugural “Florida BlueGreen” event at 5 p.m. on Nov. 17 at the Everglades ranch of seventh-generation Floridian and BlueGreen host “Alligator” Ron Bergeron in Weston. Event proceeds from the Florida cracker-style cowboy gala will benefit the Wildlife Foundation’s Florida Youth Conservation Centers Network and several other […]

Thousand Of Trees To Grace Lake O Region CLEWISTON, FL. — Taking advantage of dry conditions, the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) will plant 6,000 pond apple, cypress and red maple trees to enhance wading bird habitat and restore ecosystems within Lake Okeechobee and Lake Istokpoga. “Planting trees when water levels are low is […]

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) executive director, Nick Wiley, recently spoke at the Florida Outdoor Writers Association’s (FOWA) annual meeting in Tallahassee. Other FWC staff, including Greg Holder, assistant executive director, came to talk about key issues affecting Florida’s fish and wildlife and recreational use of those resources. The meeting included the […]

A proposal to ban all lead in fishing tackle is under consideration by the federal government, and your comments of opposition are needed to counter the threat. This ban proposed in a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity and other environmental groups would include not only sinkers and jigs, but components that contain lead, […]

Council members will advise Departments of Interior and Agriculture on wildlife and conservation endeavors SIDNEY, Neb. (July 23, 2010) – Cabela’s Chief Executive Officer Tommy Millner was appointed today to the Wildlife and Hunting Heritage Conservation Council, an official advisory group established by U.S. Secretary of Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom […]

FWC Presents Draft For Black Bass Management Plan The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff will introduce a concept for a new black bass management plan on Oct. 26. Reporter: Press Release Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Press Release: The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) staff will introduce a concept […]

Eagle tangled in fishing line seen around Bonita Springs, public’s help sought-By VALLI FINNEY BONITA SPRINGS — Most everyone knows the majestic bald eagle likes to fish. But one seen flying over Bonita Springs may have difficulties doing what comes naturally because reports show it has an estimated 200 feet of monofilament line hanging from […]

Published on September 1, 2009 “Don’t release exotic pets!” That’s the message behind a colorful new poster available through a joint effort between the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Florida Outdoor Writers Association (FOWA). The 20″ x 36″ poster, titled “Some of Florida’s Exotic Freshwater Fishes,” displays 17 species of nonnative […]

Economic Impact of Sportfishing Thursday, August 27, 2009 By wowmynews As anglers, I doubt we even realize the impact we have on our nations economy. Hopefully this will give you some insight on the positive cash flow we create by just doing what we are so passionate about. In the past I’ve designed a couple […]

Scott Maxwell | TAKING NAMES (Orlando Sentinel) March 29, 2009 The campaign being waged by the St. Johns River Water Management District is quite simple: “Do your part to save water.” Unfortunately, the district itself doesn’t seem interested in following its own advice. Next week, St. Johns will go before a judge and fight — […]