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Outdoors

  • St. Marks NWR Photo Club to meet

    Special to The News
     
    The St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Photo Club will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, Aug. 17 from 10 a.m to 12 noon at the Nature’s Classroom (Education Building) at the refuge.
    The topic of the Photo Club’s meeting will feature a Macro Workshop.
    It is open to anyone who has an interest in macro (close-up) photography, wants to learn about it, or just have some fun with it. 
    Bring your camera and join us on Aug. 17 at the refuge.

  • Frontier six shooter, the double-action army, an 1878 Colt

    By MARJ LAW

    People often show me their guns. I like that. Guns are different and interesting.
    At a meeting last week, Ray and Nate brought in two old guns for me to check out. Both these guns have loops attached to the butts. Weird.
    Looking closer, I see the prancing horse on a grip.
    “It’s a Colt.”

  • Underwater Wakulla- August 8, 2019

    Recreational Scuba Diving with Type I and Type II Diabetes

    In the past most if not all recreational scuba diving certifying agencies would not allow persons with type I or type II diabetes get their open water scuba certification.

  • Underwater Wakulla

     

    By MATT DINGESS

  • FWC Law Enforcement report

    From FWC News

    Some of the cases handled by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Law Enforcement during June 28 to July 11.
    (There were no reported cases in Wakulla County.)

  • Fee changes at national forests

    Special to The News
     
    Effective July 26, the U.S. Forest Service implemented new fees at some recreation sites on the Apalachicola, Osceola and Ocala National Forests. These fees will go into a special account specifically for the forests to improve recreation sites, trails and visitor experiences.

  • What to wear shooting when it’s Florida hot

    By MARJ LAW

    Newbies wonder about a lot of things before they visit the range. One favorite question is: “What do we wear?”
    Now this may sound superficial, but it really is an important question. Florida summers are hot, hot, hot. And muggy.
    Add the two together, and what’s a gal to do?

  • Underwater Wakulla- August 1, 2019

    Scientific Diving Reciprocity

  • Amberjack opens Aug. 1

    From FWC News

    The recreational harvest of greater amberjack will reopen in Gulf state and federal waters Aug. 1. This season is scheduled to remain open through Oct. 31 in state and federal waters.
    The recreational regulations include a minimum size limit of 34 inches fork length and a daily bag limit of one per person.

  • The Glock 43 or the Glock 43X?

    By MARJ LAW

    “What if,” I ask Joe, “What if the good gun fairy popped her magic wand and said that you could get a Glock 43X instead of your Glock 43?”
    “I don’t have a Glock 43,” he replies.
    “Well then, what if you did have a Glock 43? Would you keep it or would you take that 43X?”
    “I’d keep the 43,” he answers without giving the question much consideration.