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What is a Florida “Sportsman”?

During a recent contract negotiation for the sale of conservation property, a representative of the organization purchasing the property indicated that he had to leave early to go to a meeting with a bunch of “sportsmen”.

FS Openers

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Let’s End the Sad Tragedy

Buried deep in the heart of a 75-page federal court order was a statement we should display from the roof tops. Quote it early, quote it often. Somehow, we all missed it.

Conservation Front

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Gladiator: Swordfish Life Cycle

Inside look at the unique life history of the swordfish. As a fishery biologist working aboard commercial fishing vessels back in the 1990s, I can still remember the first broadbill swordfish (Xiphias gladius) I saw captured in the western North Atlantic Ocean.

Fishery News

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BlueGreen Event Raises $800,000 to Support Youth, Wildlife in South Florida

Florida’s Agriculture Commissioner, Adam Putnam, was honored Saturday as the winner of the 2014 BlueGreen Award for Conservation Leadership in Florida. He was recognized before a crowd of nearly 400 during the 3rd Annual BlueGreen Event at “Alligator Ron” Bergeron’s Green Glades Cowboy Ranch in Weston.

News Releases

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NFWF Announces $34.3 Million for Gulf Restoration Projects in Florida

Today, Governor Rick Scott and The National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) announced the funding of $34.3 million for nine Florida projects that address high priority conservation needs.


You can make a big difference by joining Florida Sportsman’s continuing conservation fight for the fisheries and ecosystem. FS has been our primary outdoors voice for close to half a century. Good management is ours for the asking–or demanding.


Reader Action Guide

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Make the Call

Here’s Florida Sportsman’s quick reference guide for contacting law enforcement and management agencies.

FS' Fisheries Record

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Our Fisheries Record is Second to None

Soon after its launch more than 40 years ago, Florida Sportsman became the state’s primary voice for fisheries conservation and wildlife advocacy.