Hunting

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A new hunting dog rule approved by Florida wildlife officials is drawing some concerns.

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The lionfish continues to be problematic for Florida wildlife officials. While nice to look at, the invasive fish is harmful to the state’s nature habitat. The state wildlife agency is designating May 16th as Lionfish Removal and Awareness Day.

Florida Department of Agriculture

The Florida Department of Agriculture is touting a special program offered only to wounded veterans. The department is opening up the state forests to injured vets during certain times over the next couple of months as part of “Operation Outdoor Freedom” for special hunts and other outdoor recreational activities.

The idea behind Operation Outdoor Freedom has existed since 2010, when the Florida Forest Service started inviting wounded veterans onto state lands for hunts. Florida Department of Agriculture Spokeswoman Amanda Bevis says later, that idea became an actual program.

Nine Charged With Poaching In Wakulla County

Jun 18, 2012
Florida Beach Lifestyle / Florida-Beach-Lifestyle.com

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is charging nine individuals who allegedly killed alligators out of season. A plain clothes officer discovered the crime after overhearing a conversation between hunters at a convenience store.