Outdoors calendar

South Florida outdoors calendar

Dec. 6: A guided moonlight canoe trip is 7-9 p.m. at Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge. Meet at the Lee Road boat ramp, west of U.S. Highway 441 in Boynton Beach, for a tour through a portion of the refuge interior. Rental canoes are available for $32 from Loxahatchee Canoeing. You may not bring your own. Reservations are required by calling 561-733-0192.

Dec. 6-Jan. 25: Second phase of the regular duck season.

Dec. 12-Jan. 15: The third phase of the season for mourning and white-winged doves. Hunting is allowed from 30 minutes before sunrise to sunset. Visit

Nov. 29: Saltwater license free fishing day, which means no recreational saltwater fishing license is needed for Florida residents and visitors. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also is introducing nine saltwater grand slams. They include bluewater (dolphin, sailfish, wahoo), Florida (permit, tarpon, bonefish), nearshore (cobia, kingfish, tripletail) and small fry (pinfish, grunt, catfish) for anglers under 16. Visit and click on "Saltwater Fishing" and "Angler Recognition."

Dec. 1-Feb. 28: The snook season in waters along the Gulf coast, Everglades National Park and the Keys are closed. Snook can be caught and released during the closed season.

Dec. 3: The Hollywood Hills Saltwater Fishing Science and Social Club meets at Shenanigans East Side Pub, 1300 S. Federal Highway, Dania Beach. Professor Harry DeFerrari of the University of Miami, an expert on the use of sound in oceanographic research and an avid fisherman, will present "Sound in the Sea." The meeting starts around 7 p.m. with fishing reports and introductions, followed by DeFerrari's talk. Visit

Dec. 15-Jan. 31: The snook season in Atlantic waters is closed. Snook can be caught and released during the closed season.

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