Application period for turkey nears
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will begin accepting 2009 special opportunity spring turkey hunt applications beginning at 10 a.m. Sept. 9. The application period continues until midnight Oct. 14. Applications may be submitted at www.wildlifelicense.com, county tax collectors offices or at any license agent. A random drawing decides who will receive the coveted permits. To apply, hunters can obtain application worksheets at www.myfwc.com/hunting and all FWC regional offices. Hunters hoping to increase their chances of obtaining a license may submit as many of the $5 nonrefundable applications as they like.
Get out and get informed
There are some programs of interest coming up locally:
•The Hernando County Extension office, located on Oliver Street in Brooksville, will host a seminar called "The Shady Side of Your Landscape'' on Saturday. For information, call (352) 754-4433.
•The Chisengut Nature Center in Brooksville will host an introductory archery class from 9-11 a.m. on Monday. Basic archery equipment will be provided. Call (352) 754-6722.
•A seminar on fertilizing appropriately will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Forest Oaks Government Center in Spring Hill. Call (352) 754-4433.