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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Hungry otters creating a stir among Cape neighborsducks." Hurtado worries the otters will keep eating and then seek out other fo
Hungry otters creating a stir among Cape neighbors
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted an hour ago
ducks." Hurtado worries the otters will keep eating and then seek out other food sources. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission personnel say otters can be hunted or trapped and removed, which is something Hurtado said she may... Read more
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USA Today
After 5 bighorn lamb deaths, community looks for answersFebruary 2014, state and federal wildlife agencies sent a letter to the city of
After 5 bighorn lamb deaths, community looks for answers
USA Today / Posted an hour ago
February 2014, state and federal wildlife agencies sent a letter to the city of La Quinta and Coachella Valley Conservation Commission, expressing concerns that bighorn sheep regularly visited several golf courses in the La Quinta... Read more
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NBC Miami
FWC Officers Undergo Intense Gator Trapping Trainingpools, on their cars, sometimes we've found them in their cars," explained Lore
FWC Officers Undergo Intense Gator Trapping Training
NBC Miami / Posted 2 hours ago
pools, on their cars, sometimes we've found them in their cars," explained Lorenzo Velos with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The newest crop of FWC officers has to know how to deal with those situations. Wednesday was... Read more
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Northwest Florida Daily News
Sylvania Heights bear rousted from tree with paintball gun (PHOTOS, VIDEO)morning moved on without incident after being shot with a paintball gun.A biolo
Sylvania Heights bear rousted from tree with paintball gun (PHOTOS, VIDEO)
Northwest Florida Daily News / Posted 3 hours ago
morning moved on without incident after being shot with a paintball gun.A biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shot the bear about two hours after authorities were alerted to its presence in the Sylvania Heights... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
State hosts three webinars next week to discuss bear hunt and management issuesThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold webinars on Thu
State hosts three webinars next week to discuss bear hunt and management issues
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 3 hours ago
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold webinars on Thursday and Tuesday as well as Thursday, June 2, to discuss the state’s bear management program, new bear population estimates, 2016 bear range updates, Bear Wise... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' searchdetailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with inves
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' search
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 6 hours ago
detailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared during a storm off Jupiter, Florida, July... Read more
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KPRC Local 2 Houston
Man describes losing arm in alligator attackuntil paramedics arrived. He was placed under the Baker Act and won't face cri
Man describes losing arm in alligator attack
KPRC Local 2 Houston / Posted 7 hours ago
until paramedics arrived. He was placed under the Baker Act and won't face criminal charges. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission workers say they pulled the 10-foot gator out of the lake later that night. The family has set up a... Read more
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The Apalachicola Times
Inattention to detail leads to boating mishaps2015 Boating Accidents Statistical Report is compiled by the boating and waterw
Inattention to detail leads to boating mishaps
The Apalachicola Times / Posted 8 hours ago
2015 Boating Accidents Statistical Report is compiled by the boating and waterways section of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) Division of Law Enforcement. Most of the data contained in the report is gathered from boating... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his lifeoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his life
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 8 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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Live 5 News Charleston
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his lifeoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his life
Live 5 News Charleston / Posted 8 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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NBC 12 Richmond
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his lifeoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his life
NBC 12 Richmond / Posted 8 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his lifeoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his life
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 8 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser
Turtle carrier charged for possession of alligator partspulled into Son’s Tire on Friday.An employee notified Florida Highway Patrol, w
Turtle carrier charged for possession of alligator parts
Washington County News / Holmes County Times-Advertiser / Posted 9 hours ago
pulled into Son’s Tire on Friday.An employee notified Florida Highway Patrol, who then called in Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) officers to inspect the truck en route from a turtle farm in Arkansas to its destination in New... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his lifeoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his life
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 9 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his lifeoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator describes fighting for his life
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 9 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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Florida Keys Keynoter
Expect crowded roads and water for three-day Memorial Day weekendKeys. Perhaps the busiest holiday weekend of the year on Keys waters, marine o
Expect crowded roads and water for three-day Memorial Day weekend
Florida Keys Keynoter / Posted 10 hours ago
Keys. Perhaps the busiest holiday weekend of the year on Keys waters, marine officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and Monroe County Sheriff's Office will be watching the waves from Saturday through Monday. "It... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incidentoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incident
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted 11 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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11h
FOX News
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' searchdetailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with inves
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' search
FOX News / Posted 11 hours ago
detailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared during a storm off Jupiter, Florida, July... Read more
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The Lexington Dispatch
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' searchdetailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with inves
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' search
The Lexington Dispatch / Posted 11 hours ago
detailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared during a storm off Jupiter, Florida, July... Read more
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The Wilmington Star-News
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' searchdetailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with inves
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' search
The Wilmington Star-News / Posted 11 hours ago
detailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared during a storm off Jupiter, Florida, July... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' searchdetailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with inves
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' search
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 11 hours ago
detailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared during a storm off Jupiter, Florida, July... Read more
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Greeley Tribune
West Greeley residents file complaint with state regulators over Triple Creek oil, gas projecta form 2A in oil and gas circles — for its Triple Creek site in west Greeley to
West Greeley residents file complaint with state regulators over Triple Creek oil, gas project
Greeley Tribune / Posted 11 hours ago
a form 2A in oil and gas circles — for its Triple Creek site in west Greeley to comply with rules the state Oil and Gas Conservation Commission approved in January. The rules force more conversation with local governments and push more measures... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' searchdetailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with inves
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' search
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 12 hours ago
detailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared during a storm off Jupiter, Florida, July... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' searchdetailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with inves
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' search
Naples Daily News / Posted 12 hours ago
detailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared during a storm off Jupiter, Florida, July... Read more
7 related stories
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WESH 2 Orlando
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' searchdetailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with inves
Dad of missing teen fishermen recalls 'gut-wrenching' search
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 12 hours ago
detailed the "gut-wrenching" search for the boys during an interview with investigators from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, disappeared during a storm off Jupiter, Florida, July... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Florida man describes losing arm in alligator attackoff, he crawled up on shore where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedic
Florida man describes losing arm in alligator attack
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 12 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission workers say they pulled the 10-foot gator out of the lake later that night. The family has set up a... Read more
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KFDA-TV Amarillo
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incidentoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incident
KFDA-TV Amarillo / Posted 12 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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WECT 6 Wilmington
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incidentoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incident
WECT 6 Wilmington / Posted 13 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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13h
Hawaii News Now
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incidentoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incident
Hawaii News Now / Posted 13 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incidentoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incident
KSWO Lawton-Wichita Falls / Posted 13 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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WTVM 9 Columbus
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incidentoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incident
WTVM 9 Columbus / Posted 13 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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KLTV 7 Tyler
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incidentoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incident
KLTV 7 Tyler / Posted 13 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incidentoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incident
KFVS 12 Cape Girardeau / Posted 14 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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WAFB Baton Rouge
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incidentoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incident
WAFB Baton Rouge / Posted 14 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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KSLA-TV Shreveport
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incidentoff, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedi
Man who lost forearm to gator speaks about incident
KSLA-TV Shreveport / Posted 14 hours ago
off, he crawled up on shore, where his brother-in-law helped him until paramedics arrived. Florida’s Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission said it pulled a big gator out of the same lake the day after the attack. That gator measured 10... Read more
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Alaska Public
As new companies enter Alaska oilfields, violations spikeare working to improve communications and understanding with all of our regulat
As new companies enter Alaska oilfields, violations spike
Alaska Public / Posted 22 hours ago
are working to improve communications and understanding with all of our regulators including the AOGCC [Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission].” Foerster said her team believes Hilcorp is serious about changing how it operates going... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
FWC uses paintball gun to move bearout of a tree in Orlando on Tuesday after two people who told News 6 they are c
FWC uses paintball gun to move bear
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted 23 hours ago
out of a tree in Orlando on Tuesday after two people who told News 6 they are contractors for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission shot paintballs at the bear. The bear was first spotted early Tuesday morning in the 1000 block of... Read more
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The Norwich Bulletin
Vehicle discovered at bottom of Glasgo Pondafter the pond was drained for repairs, Town Planner Mario Tristany, Building O
Vehicle discovered at bottom of Glasgo Pond
The Norwich Bulletin / Posted yesterday
after the pond was drained for repairs, Town Planner Mario Tristany, Building Official Peter Zvingilas and Inland Wetlands Conservation Commission Chairman Courtland Kinnie went to look at the site.“We were walking around and there was a ledge... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Seminole County opposed to another Florida bear huntwhich joins similar requests from Volusia and Miami-Dade counties, said that if
Seminole County opposed to another Florida bear hunt
The Palm Beach Post / Posted yesterday
which joins similar requests from Volusia and Miami-Dade counties, said that if a hunt occurs, the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission should “at a minimum” prohibit the hunt in the central part of the state that includes Seminole... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
Whole Foods Market to sell invasive lionfish starting Wednesdaycan hasten extinction of native marine life and habitat in Atlantic coastal wat
Whole Foods Market to sell invasive lionfish starting Wednesday
Sun-Sentinel / Posted yesterday
can hasten extinction of native marine life and habitat in Atlantic coastal waters. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has no recreational or commercial bag limit on catching lionfish and encourages removal in waterways... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Florida crews search Gulf of Mexico for missing boaterthe boat, but Gilbert Valdes could not. The Coast Guard handed leadership of t
Florida crews search Gulf of Mexico for missing boater
Naples Daily News / Posted yesterday
the boat, but Gilbert Valdes could not. The Coast Guard handed leadership of the search to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which is keeping up the search with help from the Levy County Sheriff's Office. Information from:... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
FWC teams up with Coast Guard for National Safe Boating weekOfficers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are teaming
FWC teams up with Coast Guard for National Safe Boating week
Local 6 Orlando / Posted yesterday
Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are teaming up with the Coast Guard and local law enforcement to crackdown on boating safety. As part of National Safe Boating week, FWC offered advice to boaters planning to head... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Seminole commissioners to FWC: No more bear huntsunderstand that you are under pressure to adopt this resolution," said Shannon
Seminole commissioners to FWC: No more bear hunts
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
understand that you are under pressure to adopt this resolution," said Shannon Wright of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, just moments before county commissioners passed a resolution opposing a bear hunt. "We have provided... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Florida crews search Gulf of Mexico for missing boatermanaged to remain with the boat, but Gilbert Valdes could not. The Coast Guard
Florida crews search Gulf of Mexico for missing boater
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted yesterday
managed to remain with the boat, but Gilbert Valdes could not. The Coast Guard handed leadership of the search to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which is keeping up the search with help from the Levy County Sheriff's Of... Read more
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WVVA Bluefield
Florida crews search Gulf of Mexico for missing boaterthe boat, but Gilbert Valdes could not. The Coast Guard handed leadership of t
Florida crews search Gulf of Mexico for missing boater
WVVA Bluefield / Posted yesterday
the boat, but Gilbert Valdes could not. The Coast Guard handed leadership of the search to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, which is keeping up the search with help from the Levy County Sheriff's Office. Information from:... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
Small bear spotted in College Park, police saywas moving south. If you come in contact with the bear, do not approach. Read
Small bear spotted in College Park, police say
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted yesterday
was moving south. If you come in contact with the bear, do not approach. Read more tips from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Bear spotted in College Park. 1000 blocks of Bryn Mawr and Smith and 900 blk of New Hampshire (this... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Seminole County to FWC: Stop hunting bears in Fla.message to state officials: We do not want another bear hunt in Florida this y
Seminole County to FWC: Stop hunting bears in Fla.
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
message to state officials: We do not want another bear hunt in Florida this year. Instead, the state's Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission should focus on measures that urge residents to lock up trash cans, bring in pet food bowls and keep... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Black bear spotted in College Park, cops sayStreet, according to Orlando police. Officers alerted residents and were in th
Black bear spotted in College Park, cops say
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
Street, according to Orlando police. Officers alerted residents and were in the area looking for the bear. They've since left, but let Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers know about the animal, a police spokesw... Read more
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Bay News 9 Tampa Bay
EXCLUSIVE: Lakeland man who lost hand to gator speaks outfour surgeries that required his left forearm to be amputated at the elbow. A s
EXCLUSIVE: Lakeland man who lost hand to gator speaks out
Bay News 9 Tampa Bay / Posted yesterday
four surgeries that required his left forearm to be amputated at the elbow. A spokesman for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Gary Morse, said they captured a 10-foot, 2-inch gator, the night after the attack and a necropsy... Read more
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WTSP-TV Tampa
Gov. Rick Scott shakes up office staffwill move up the state agency ladder in the next two weeks to become deputy chi
Gov. Rick Scott shakes up office staff
WTSP-TV Tampa / Posted yesterday
will move up the state agency ladder in the next two weeks to become deputy chief of staff at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Tupps has worked in Scott’s state Capitol office since 2011 and he was promoted to deputy... Read more
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