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Making Kids First Hunting Trip Great

Making Kids First Hunting Trip Great

As sure as I eat black-eyed peas and collard greens with hog jowls every New Year’s Day, we Americans love our traditions. Whether it’s our taste in music, what we wear, what and how we celebrate, or what we like to eat, our culture is centered on tradition. For hunters, our passion for the outdoors […]

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By January 9, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
National Hunting and Fishing Day Sep. 24th

National Hunting and Fishing Day Sep. 24th

Next time you head outdoors, take a look around you: many of the fish and wildlife species you see, as well as their habitats, are healthy because of hunters and anglers. Additionally, from boat ramps to shooting ranges, artificial reefs to educational programs, Florida’s more than 7 million hunters and anglers fund and support access […]

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By September 23, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Football MOMS Versus the NFL – Silence of the Lambs No More – Skinning the NFL

Football MOMS Versus the NFL – Silence of the Lambs No More – Skinning the NFL

By Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter Bay Community News Panama City, Florida allunited@bellsouth.net Published February 5, 2016 The movie “Concussion“, starring superstar Will Smith, has created a storm of controversy following its Christmas Day release in U.S. theaters. Mothers and others across the nation are slowly learning how playing high-impact contact sports, particularly the extremely violent game […]

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Safe Boating Saves Lives

Safe Boating Saves Lives

FLORIDA FISH & WILDLIFE COMMISSION – Although Florida’s boating season never really ends, the traditional start is marked by National Safe Boating Week, May 21–27. The week is a time for boaters to focus on simple and effective steps that make boating safer. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants all boaters to […]

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By May 18, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Football Brain Damage Threat to Children- FHSAA Meeting Today to Discuss Problems and Solutions

Football Brain Damage Threat to Children- FHSAA Meeting Today to Discuss Problems and Solutions

By Kevin Earl Wood, Investigative Reporter Bay Community News Panama City, Florida allunited@bellsouth.net Published January 19, 2015, 3:00 pm CST The  Sports Medicine Advisory Committee (SMAC) of the Florida High School Athletics Association (FHSAA) will be meeting today in Gainesville to address the serious threat of brain damage to high school athletes who participate in high-impact […]

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That Dog ‘ll Hunt

That Dog ‘ll Hunt

Some of my huntin’ buddies and I really live for being out in a wet patch of woods in the middle of a cool night and hearing the not-so-distant sounds of our coon hounds when they open up on a hot trail. There’s just something about those hounds’ voices that sounds both pleasing and eerie […]

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By January 7, 2016 0 Comments Read More →
Several Apalachicola Roads Closed Due To Heavy Rain

Several Apalachicola Roads Closed Due To Heavy Rain

Due to recent rainfall, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has temporarily closed several roads located within the Apalachicola River Wildlife and Environmental Area (ARWEA). The closure includes all of the Saul Creek Unit, Bloody Unit, and portions of the Quinn and Doyle Creek Tracts. Butcher Pen Landing, Gardner Landing, Bloody Bluff Landing […]

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By December 30, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
New Permit Allows Tournaments To Donate Mackerel Catch To Charity

New Permit Allows Tournaments To Donate Mackerel Catch To Charity

With just a no-cost permit, mackerel tournament directors can donate tournament-caught king and Spanish mackerel to a licensed wholesale dealer in exchange for a donation to the charity of the tournament’s choice. While this activity has traditionally occurred at mackerel tournaments in Florida, recent federal regulation changes prohibited the activity unless a state permit was […]

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By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
TrophyCatch prepares to announce winner of a bass boat package

TrophyCatch prepares to announce winner of a bass boat package

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has concluded Season 3 (Oct. 1, 2014 to Sep. 30, 2015) of the TrophyCatch citizen-science, conservation rewards program for anglers who catch, document and release largemouth bass greater than 8 pounds. On Dec. 5, at approximately 1 p.m. at the Bartow Ford Winter Wonderland event in north […]

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By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
FWC ‘releases’ snakes throughout Florida as part of 2016 Python Challenge

FWC ‘releases’ snakes throughout Florida as part of 2016 Python Challenge

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is conducting a Virtual Snake Finding Mission, “releasing” toy snakes near popular Florida landmarks in an effort to raise awareness about nonnative species in Florida. The search for the toy snakes ̶ which are superimposed on pictures of Florida landmarks ̶ is part of the 2016 Python […]

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By December 8, 2015 0 Comments Read More →