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Outdoors

  • Owner of derelict boat receives jail sentence

    After nearly nine months of investigation and legal proceedings, the owner of a vessel deemed derelict by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) received a 39-day jail sentence and was charged $236 in court costs.

    On May 6, 2010, FWC Officer Jeff Luce responded to a report of a wrecked and grounded vessel in the Banana River, east of Snug Harbor, in Brevard County.

  • Chiefland FFA hosts fishing tourney

    The Chiefland Future Farmers of America Alumni is hosting its third saltwater fishing tournament on April 16. Registration is April 15 with a Captain's Dinner at 6 p.m. at the Chiefland High School Agricultural Building. Rules and guidelines will be covered and any question answered as well as door prizes being awarded. Participants can fish where ever they prefer with the weigh-in at the agricultural building from 2:30-4 p.m. on Saturday.

  • FWC to withdraw deer tagging proposal?

    The second day of a two-day meeting for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission will address an issue of interest to many deer hunters across the state.

  • Free Youth Hunt permits available

    The Lower Suwannee National Wildlife Refuge hosts a free Youth Hunt Dec. 11 and 12 this year.  Youth hunters 15 and younger can have their parent or a hunting mentor call the Lower Suwannee NWR to reserve one of the 100 permits.

  • Facebook photos lead to arrest of illegal hunters

    Two Inverness residents were arrested when an investigation uncovered they had illegally taken a deer and then posted the photos on Facebook.

    William Andrew Buchanan and Tara Anne Carver were cited for possession of wildlife taken illegally, according to investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC).