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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

gator

Special gator hunting permits put on hold in Florida

A proposal would let five people hunt gators throughout the season in any management unit, on some public wetlands or on private land.
highway construction

Talks will continue over a proposal to expand a highway through part of the Split Oak Forest in Osceola County

A proposed land swap could extend a highway through part of the Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area in Osceola County.
highway construction

A highway is proposed through a wildlife conservation area in Osceola County

A proposed project would lead to a highway extension through part of the Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area in Osceola County.
The Scoop: WMNF Daily News Digest

The Scoop: Fri., October 6, 2023 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Jacksonville police beat man Last Friday, Le’Keian Woods was brutally beaten by Jacksonville Sheriff’s officers. His family joined his attorneys for a news conference this week.   DeSantis campaigns in Tampa Governor Ron DeSantis campaigned...
florida

Red tide reported off Pinellas, Manatee & Sarasota Counties outside of typical season

Red Tide is currently back in several Tampa Bay area coastal counties. But it’s outside of the typical season.
manatee in Florida

Florida wildlife officials approve manatee protections in Brevard County

Florida wildlife officials approved a seasonal no-entry zone in an area of Brevard County waters where manatees gather.
manatee in Florida

671 manatees have died in Florida so far this year; here’s the breakdown by county

Florida had a reported 671 manatee deaths from Jan. 1 through last week. Pinellas County has the most in the Tampa Bay area with 25.

Two experts on Florida wildlife discuss proposed changes to the state’s trapping regulations

Two experts on Florida wildlife, Katherine McGill and Kate MacFall, discuss proposed changes to the state's trapping regulations
manatees

Governor’s nominee to the FWC was fined for speeding in a manatee protection zone

Governor Ron DeSantis nominated Albert Maury for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission; Maury was fined for speeding in a manatee zone.

FWC, Hillsborough State Attorney urge boater safety as charges filed in death of 12-year-old girl on the Alafia River

The Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office has formally charged a man they say killed a 12-year-old girl while boating under the influence on the Alafia River in May. State Attorney Andrew Warren and the Florida...
abandoned boats

Will new Florida law reduce number of abandoned boats?

A new Florida law could make local waterways safer and cleaner; it provides an extra step to notify the owners of damaged or abandoned boats before they sink. WMNF interviewed Phil Horning, the derelict vessel...
Florida black bear

the Fairness Doctrine debate show: Should we be hunting the Florida Black Bear?

By Rob Lorei Today on Radioactivity, we air the September edition of The Fairness doctrine, a debate segment moderated and produced by Jennifer Sullivan, who also hosts the public affairs TV show On the table...

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