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2017-2018 Hog Hunting Season

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has organized a new series of Hog hunts throughout the year to help reduce the wild hog population.

Wild hogs are a non-native species can have a negative impact on our preservation lands. This includes:

  • Preying on native wildlife, competing with native species for food and transmitting diseases to other wildlife, livestock and humans.
  • Damage with their broad snouts can leave an area looking like a plowed field.
  • Wild boars may facilitate the spread of exotic plant species by transporting seeds and/or providing germination sites through rooting.

This Feral Hog Dog Hunt Program is put together to reduce the wild hog population or to at least keep it within manageable numbers on District lands. Continue reading 2017-2018 Hog Hunting Season

Hog Hunting On The Nature Coast

The Southwest Florida Water Management District has organized a new series of Hog hunts during the upcoming 2016-2017 season.

Wild hogs are a non-native species can have a negative impact on our preservation lands. This includes:

  • Preying on native wildlife, competing with native species for food and transmitting diseases to other wildlife, livestock and humans.
  • Damage with their broad snouts can leave an area looking like a plowed field.
  • Wild boars may facilitate the spread of exotic plant species by transporting seeds and/or providing germination sites through rooting.

This Feral Hog Dog Hunt Incentive Program is put together to reduce the wild hog population or to at least keep it within manageable numbers on District lands. Continue reading Hog Hunting On The Nature Coast

16th Annual Hernando County Residents Reception

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Celebrate Hernando County at the 16th Annual Hernando County Residents Reception

As a resident, we’re sure you have many questions about Hernando County. Questions about schools… safety and law enforcement… roads and local government… healthcare… and naturally… where to shop, eat and play.

To help answer these questions, plan on attending the Greater Hernando County Chamber of Commerce’s 16th Annual Hernando County Residents Reception at Weeki Wachee Springs State Park.
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Bay Scallop Season June 27-September 24

For three months of the year Bay Scallop Season allows local residents and visitors to harvest these delicacies on the West coast of Florida from Aripeka, Hernando County northwards. In 2015, open harvest season for bay scallops along Florida’s Gulf coast runs from June 27 – September 24.

scallop zone mapIts popularity may be the cause of its decline as a natural resource. The 2015 Annual abundance survey from the Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission finds the local scallop population ‘vulnerable’ with less than 1 scallop per 12 square yards.

Reasons for the decline can be attributed to environmental events such as hurricanes, major tropical storms and El Niño or a decline in water quality, polution or overfishing.

The daily bag limit is 2 gallons whole bay scallops in shell or 1 pint of bay scallop meat per person (max. 10 gal. of whole bay scallops in shell or 1/2 gal. bay scallop meat per vessel).

For more information: Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission

TreeUmph! adventure course coming to Hernando County

The Board of County Commissioners recently approved an incentive package for CSC Holding Group, LLC, d/b/a TreeUmph! Adventure Course of Bradenton, Florida to expand to Brooksville. The attraction plans to open by November 2016.

TreeUmph! plans to lease with an option to purchase approximately 47 acres owned by Hernando County which is located in east Hernando County on Cedar Lane. The attraction will feature different skill levels of zip lines, bridges, bungee swings with hanging nets in conjunction with a base camp that includes ticket sales, visitor’s center, concession, gift area and a picnic area(s) for ages seven and up.

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