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FWC votes to postpone Bear Hunting in 2016

from the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission EASTPOINT - On Wednesday, June 22, the seven-member Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted to postpone bear hunting in Florida in 2016. Although the framework for bear hunting in Florida remains in place, there will be a zero hunt objective set for 2016, and the […]

FWC seeks info on buck stolen from truck parked at restaurant

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) with the assistance of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement is investigating an incident of a stolen buck in Leon County. The eight-point buck (shown at left) was stolen out of the back of a hunter’s truck in Tallahassee on Dec. […]

FWC: New permit will allow mackerel tournaments to donate catch for 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 […]

Emmitt Mims kills 7-point buck

Emmitt Mims killed this 7 point on buck on Thursday, Jan. 31 in Bristol. He went to shoot a doe, but came back with horns! Emmitt is the son of Richard and Christina Mims of Bristol.

Will Hosford kills nine-point buck

Will Hosford took this nine point buck with a 17-inch inside spread on Jan. 26 while hunting east of State Road 65 on Bull Creek. Will is a sophomore at Liberty County High School and is the son of Ken and Georgia Anne Hosford.

Brock Sykes bags his first turkey Sunday

Brock Sykes killed his first turkey on Sunday, March 10 while hunting with his dad and Mr. Ken. The bird weighed 17 lbs. and had an 8 1/4 inch beard and 1 inch spurs. Brock is the son of Teddy Sykes of Bristol and Christina Sykes of Georgia.

Bristol men bring home 11-foot alligator after trip to Bloody Bluff

Buddy Brown’s first alligator hunt may have been a short one, but it was certainly memorable. He got his first chance to go when his friend Jeremy Strength called around 8 p.m. Monday to see if he would drive the boat for him after his original hunting partner was unable to make it. He didn’t […]

Gator tips boats and takes hunters for a ride First-time alligator hunter lands 13-foot, 900-lb. monster on the Apalachicola River

Justin Ranew admits he felt kind of bad about not telling the truth to Blountstown Police Chief Rodney Smith last Wednesday night. The two met in passing on the Apalachicola River, where both were on the lookout for alligators. Smith is a longtime gator hunter and knew that Ranew, 26, was on his first hunt. […]

Blake Landrum kills 1st turkey March 11

Blake Landrum, 12, took his first turkey March 11, during the Youth Spring Turkey Hunt. Blake is in seventh grade at Blountstown Middle School. He is the son of Grant Landrum and Crystal Landrum.

Jenna Dees kills 1st turkey

Jenna Dees, 11, took her first turkey on March 11 during the Youth Spring Turkey Hunt. Jenna, a fifth grader at Carr School, is the daughter of Scott and Linda Dees.
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