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FOX 13 Utah
King cobra escapes and is on the loose in Orlando, Florida(CNN) — A word of advice to the people of Orlando. Before you step outside Thur
King cobra escapes and is on the loose in Orlando, Florida
FOX 13 Utah / Posted 6 minutes ago
(CNN) — A word of advice to the people of Orlando. Before you step outside Thursday or send your pet out into the backyard, take a little extra time to look around first. Especially if you live near the 4800 block of North Apopka Vineland... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
King cobra escapes and is on the loose in Orlando, Florida(CNN) -- A word of advice to the people of Orlando. Before you step outside Thu
King cobra escapes and is on the loose in Orlando, Florida
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 18 minutes ago
(CNN) -- A word of advice to the people of Orlando. Before you step outside Thursday or send your pet out into the backyard, take a little extra time to look around first. Especially if you live near the 4800 block of North Apopka Vineland... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Claws bared at FWC hunt meetingWe've had numerous reports of bear sightings in Southwest Florida and some say
Claws bared at FWC hunt meeting
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 18 minutes ago
We've had numerous reports of bear sightings in Southwest Florida and some say the encounters mean the population needs to be put in check. That's why bear hunting season is back this year. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission held... Read more
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WPBF Palm Beach
King cobra sought in Orlando areaA king cobra has reportedly escaped from its owner in the Orlando area, accordi
King cobra sought in Orlando area
WPBF Palm Beach / Posted an hour ago
A king cobra has reportedly escaped from its owner in the Orlando area, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The escaped king cobra was reported Wednesday by its owner, a licensed and bonded individual, officials... Read more
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NBC Miami
Wildlife Officials Limit Bears Hunters Can Kill to 320Florida wildlife officials have approved the killing of 320 black bears next mo
Wildlife Officials Limit Bears Hunters Can Kill to 320
NBC Miami / Posted 2 hours ago
Florida wildlife officials have approved the killing of 320 black bears next month during the state's first bear hunting season in more than 20 years. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 3-2 for a harvest plan recommended by... Read more
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Sun-Sentinel
320 bears approved to be killed in Florida huntThe future of two of Florida's largest mammals came in for an intense debate We
320 bears approved to be killed in Florida hunt
Sun-Sentinel / Posted 2 hours ago
The future of two of Florida's largest mammals came in for an intense debate Wednesday as the state wildlife commission approved a controversial new panther policy and set quotas for Florida's first bear hunt in 21 years. The Florida Fish and... Read more
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Local 6 Orlando
Authorities search Orlando area for escaped king cobraAuthorities are searching in the Orlando area for a king cobra that recently es
Authorities search Orlando area for escaped king cobra
Local 6 Orlando / Posted 3 hours ago
Authorities are searching in the Orlando area for a king cobra that recently escaped, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. The escaped king cobra was reported Wednesday to the FWC by its owner, a licensed and bonded... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
320 bears approved to be killed in Florida huntThe future of two of Florida's largest mammals came in for an intense debate We
320 bears approved to be killed in Florida hunt
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 hours ago
The future of two of Florida's largest mammals came in for an intense debate Wednesday as the state wildlife commission approved a controversial new panther policy and set quotas for Florida's first bear hunt in 21 years. The Florida Fish and... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
FWC: 8-foot-long king cobra escapes from Orlando homeA search is underway for an 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped from its
FWC: 8-foot-long king cobra escapes from Orlando home
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 3 hours ago
A search is underway for an 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped from its owner's Orlando home. The green and yellow snake, which is venomous and not native to Central Florida, escaped within the last 24 hours from a house near the 4800 block... Read more
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The Florida Times-Union
Florida approves hunt for 320 black bears, first in more than 20 yearsFORT LAUDERDALE | Florida wildlife officials have approved the killing of 320 b
Florida approves hunt for 320 black bears, first in more than 20 years
The Florida Times-Union / Posted 3 hours ago
FORT LAUDERDALE | Florida wildlife officials have approved the killing of 320 black bears next month during the state’s first bear hunting season in more than 20 years. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 3-2 for a harvest... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
FWC confronts roaming Bella Terra bearBella Terra residents were startled Wednesday morning when shots rang out as Fl
FWC confronts roaming Bella Terra bear
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 3 hours ago
Bella Terra residents were startled Wednesday morning when shots rang out as Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers went after a bear with a bean bag gun. Moments before authorities were called, neighbors caught video of the bear... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission backs away from federal plan to create newFlorida's lead wildlife agency backed away Wednesday from a key part of a feder
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission backs away from federal plan to create new
Naples Daily News / Posted 3 hours ago
Florida's lead wildlife agency backed away Wednesday from a key part of a federal plan that calls for establishing new Florida panther populations before the iconic wildcat can be taken off the endangered species list. After hearing from more than... Read more
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WESH 2 Orlando
King Cobra sought in Orlando areaA King Cobra has reportedly escaped from its owner in the Orlando area, accordi
King Cobra sought in Orlando area
WESH 2 Orlando / Posted 4 hours ago
A King Cobra has reportedly escaped from its owner in the Orlando area, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The escaped King Cobra was reported Wednesday by its owner, a licensed and bonded individual, officials... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
FWC confronts roaming Bella Terra bearBella Terra residents were startled Wednesday morning when shots rang out as Fl
FWC confronts roaming Bella Terra bear
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 5 hours ago
Bella Terra residents were startled Wednesday morning when shots rang out as Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers went after a bear with a bean bag gun. Moments before authorities were called, neighbors caught video of the bear... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Wildlife officials expected to approve number of bears to be...Florida wildlife officials are meeting Wednesday and are expected to approve th
Wildlife officials expected to approve number of bears to be...
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 6 hours ago
Florida wildlife officials are meeting Wednesday and are expected to approve the number of bears that can be taken in the state's first black bear hunt in 20 years. More than the anticipated number of hunters have signed up for the October hunt,... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Manatee 'distress' reported; behavior likely related to matingFlorida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a report of a possib
Manatee 'distress' reported; behavior likely related to mating
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 7 hours ago
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a report of a possible manatee in distress in the Norfolk Canal, between Cape Coral Parkway and Bikini Court at about 2 p.m. Wednesday. Officials reported that a biologist was on the way to... Read more
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The Fairfield Citizen
Fairfield settings translate well for Pakastani movieIt certainly didn’t attract as much attention as Michael Douglas and Diane Keat
Fairfield settings translate well for Pakastani movie
The Fairfield Citizen / Posted 8 hours ago
It certainly didn’t attract as much attention as Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton did when filming a movie here two years ago. In fact, most residents probably didn’t even know a film was being shot at several Fairfield locations last week. But a... Read more
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The Wanderer
No Noise from CVS Developers or RepsSince last year, the Marion Conservation Commission has been granting proposed
No Noise from CVS Developers or Reps
The Wanderer / Posted 13 hours ago
Since last year, the Marion Conservation Commission has been granting proposed CVS developers’ representatives one continuation after another for the project’s Request for Determination of Applicability public hearing. The last time the ConCom met... Read more
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Bangor Daily News
Study begins of York River, ‘stunning natural resource’YORK, Maine — Paul Dest, the director of the Wells National Estuarine Research
Study begins of York River, ‘stunning natural resource’
Bangor Daily News / Posted 15 hours ago
YORK, Maine — Paul Dest, the director of the Wells National Estuarine Research Reserve, has been working for the past six years on plans to protect the York River. And during that time, he said, he has come to realize what a gem it is. “People look... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Staking claim on the Divide Will Roush and Jim Hawkins (center left and right, holding signs) join ranche
Staking claim on the Divide
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 23 hours ago
Will Roush and Jim Hawkins (center left and right, holding signs) join ranchers, recreationists and other opponents of Thompson Divide drilling who were present Tuesday during a Forest Service site visit to a proposed SG... Read more
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Key West Citizen
Commercial fisherman arrested in poaching caseMARATHON — A commercial fisherman with no navigational lights was arrested afte
Commercial fisherman arrested in poaching case
Key West Citizen / Posted 23 hours ago
MARATHON — A commercial fisherman with no navigational lights was arrested after state wildlife officers reportedly caught him at 1 a.m. Monday with myriad undersized snapper near shore, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
FWC bear hunt prompts mixed resident reactionThere's growing concern about the upcoming black bear hunting season. Viewers h
FWC bear hunt prompts mixed resident reaction
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted yesterday
There's growing concern about the upcoming black bear hunting season. Viewers have been emailing our newsroom worried about hunters coming near their homes. NBC2 spoke to a Golden Gate mother who had a black bear on her front porch this afternoon,... Read more
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The Wanderer
Seabreeze Lane Restoration Plan PendingThe Mattapoisett Conservation Commission on August 24 once again met with Brand
Seabreeze Lane Restoration Plan Pending
The Wanderer / Posted yesterday
The Mattapoisett Conservation Commission on August 24 once again met with Brandon Faneuf of Ecosystem Solutions regarding encroachment issues at properties located on Seabreeze Lane. On this evening, he was specifically representing John and Cheryl... Read more
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Berkshire Eagle
Pittsfield Conservation Commission weighs options for Kirvin Park gatePITTSFIELD >> The Conservation Commission is considering options for the
Pittsfield Conservation Commission weighs options for Kirvin Park gate
Berkshire Eagle / Posted yesterday
PITTSFIELD >> The Conservation Commission is considering options for the gated entrance to Kirvin Park and expects to issue a decision on whether greater access for vehicles should be allowed. James Conant, the commission chairman, said he... Read more
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ABC Action News Tampa Bay
Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando offering free admission to first respondersTAMPA - Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando are offering free admission to
Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando offering free admission to first responders
ABC Action News Tampa Bay / Posted yesterday
TAMPA - Busch Gardens Tampa and SeaWorld Orlando are offering free admission to first responders from now through September 30. In addition to complimentary admission, qualified first responders can receive up to four discounted tickets per park for... Read more
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WFLX FOX 29
Big bear causes scare in a Southwest Florida neighborhood(WBBH/NBC NEWSCHANNEL) Residents of one Estero, Florida community were shocked
Big bear causes scare in a Southwest Florida neighborhood
WFLX FOX 29 / Posted yesterday
(WBBH/NBC NEWSCHANNEL) Residents of one Estero, Florida community were shocked to find a huge bear roaming the streets of their neighborhood Monday morning. Residents of the gated Bella Terra reached out after spotting a 300-pound bear standing just... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
SeaWorld gives free admission to Florida first respondersSeaWorld Orlando will give free admission to Florida-based first responders thr
SeaWorld gives free admission to Florida first responders
Orlando Sentinel / Posted yesterday
SeaWorld Orlando will give free admission to Florida-based first responders throughout September, the theme park announced Tuesday. Qualified first responders can also receive up to four discounted tickets for friends and family for 50 per ticket, a... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Wayward bear returns to Estero stomping groundsThe bear is back in Bella Terra. At least for now. Residents of the gated Este
Wayward bear returns to Estero stomping grounds
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 2 days ago
The bear is back in Bella Terra. At least for now. Residents of the gated Estero community reached out Monday morning after spotting a 300-pound bear standing just yards away from nearby schoolchildren. So NBC2 took a look at what's causing the... Read more
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The Record-Journal
Longtime Meriden environmental official reflects before relocatingMERIDEN — Standing on the city’s iconic Red Bridge overlooking the Quinnipiac R
Longtime Meriden environmental official reflects before relocating
The Record-Journal / Posted 2 days ago
MERIDEN — Standing on the city’s iconic Red Bridge overlooking the Quinnipiac River on a hot and humid summer day, Dwight Needels said, “I sure am going to miss this river; old Quinny.” Though many Meriden resident have an affinity for Red Bridge... Read more
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Orlando Sentinel
Constantine: Seminole has millions available for bear-resistant trash cansSeminole County has millions of dollars available in a solid-waste fund, more t
Constantine: Seminole has millions available for bear-resistant trash cans
Orlando Sentinel / Posted 2 days ago
Seminole County has millions of dollars available in a solid-waste fund, more than enough to purchase bear-resistant trash cans for every one of the 23,000 homeowners living on the west side of Interstate 4, according to County Commissioner Lee... Read more
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NBC 2 Fort Myers
Neighbors not buying FWC's eagle taleThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission claims that the issue sur
Neighbors not buying FWC's eagle tale
NBC 2 Fort Myers / Posted 2 days ago
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission claims that the issue surrounding the cutting down of a tree in Cape Coral that housed a beloved eagles nest is closed. NBC2 reported earlier in the month that residents near the old city golf... Read more
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WCTV Tallahassee
Project Aims to Reduce Invasive Plants in City ParksNews Release: City of TallahasseeAugust 31, 2015 TALLAHASSEE - As part of a mu
Project Aims to Reduce Invasive Plants in City Parks
WCTV Tallahassee / Posted 2 days ago
News Release: City of TallahasseeAugust 31, 2015 TALLAHASSEE - As part of a multifaceted invasive species management program, the City of Tallahassee will be working with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to treat eight city... Read more
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The Wanderer
Zoning Board Denies AppealsDaniel DaRosa, represented by Attorney John Gushue, came before the Mattapoiset
Zoning Board Denies Appeals
The Wanderer / Posted 2 days ago
Daniel DaRosa, represented by Attorney John Gushue, came before the Mattapoisett Zoning Board of Appeals on August 20 with two appeals – appeals that asked the board to overturn decisions made by Andy Bobola, the building inspector. The main issue:... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Gulf state recreational red snapper season reopens Labor Day weekendThe recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters reopens to harvest La
Gulf state recreational red snapper season reopens Labor Day weekend
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 2 days ago
The recreational red snapper season for Gulf state waters reopens to harvest Labor Day weekend, Sept. 5-7, and will continue to be open for Saturdays and Sundays in September and October with the last day of harvest being Sunday, Nov. 1. At its... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Partnering in Heritage Conservation FruitfulAsk most people what heritage is and a myriad answers ensue. Some conjure up im
Partnering in Heritage Conservation Fruitful
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
Ask most people what heritage is and a myriad answers ensue. Some conjure up images of primordial churches like the Niamkolo Church in the Northern Province or castles such as Castle Hotel (commonly referred to as Lundazi Castle) in the Eastern... Read more
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Columbia County Observer
Absence Makes the Guv Grow FonderLying Low & Collecting Money: Posted August 31, 2015 01:45 am | Op-Ed To rec
Absence Makes the Guv Grow Fonder
Columbia County Observer / Posted 2 days ago
Lying Low & Collecting Money: Posted August 31, 2015 01:45 am | Op-Ed To recap: The less-than-Special Session cost the citizens nearly 700 grand, Rick Scott’s legal bills are now north of $1.5 million (not counting... Read more
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Springfield News-Sun
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data showAfter a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data show
Springfield News-Sun / Posted 3 days ago
After a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record year for injuries to people caused by leaping sturgeons, WTSP reports. "The fish jump up and it's like running into the brick wall," said Karen Parker of Florida Fish... Read more
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WPXI Pittsburgh
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data showAfter a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data show
WPXI Pittsburgh / Posted 3 days ago
After a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record year for injuries to people caused by leaping sturgeons, WTSP reports. "The fish jump up and it's like running into the brick wall," said Karen Parker of Florida Fish... Read more
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The Hamilton Journal News
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data showAfter a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data show
The Hamilton Journal News / Posted 3 days ago
After a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record year for injuries to people caused by leaping sturgeons, WTSP reports. "The fish jump up and it's like running into the brick wall," said Karen Parker of Florida Fish... Read more
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WFTV 9 Orlando
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data showAfter a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data show
WFTV 9 Orlando / Posted 3 days ago
After a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record year for injuries to people caused by leaping sturgeons, WTSP reports. "The fish jump up and it's like running into the brick wall," said Karen Parker of Florida Fish... Read more
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WSB-TV 2 Atlanta
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data showAfter a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data show
WSB-TV 2 Atlanta / Posted 3 days ago
After a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record year for injuries to people caused by leaping sturgeons, WTSP reports. "The fish jump up and it's like running into the brick wall," said Karen Parker of Florida Fish... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data showAfter a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record
Record year for sturgeon injuries in Florida, data show
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 3 days ago
After a string of injuries -- and one fatality-- officials say this is a record year for injuries to people caused by leaping sturgeons, WTSP reports. "The fish jump up and it's like running into the brick wall," said Karen Parker of Florida Fish... Read more
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The Palm Beach Post
Letters: West Palm should reject Greene’s tower projectI shuddered when I saw the artist’s rendering of the two towers that billionair
Letters: West Palm should reject Greene’s tower project
The Palm Beach Post / Posted 4 days ago
I shuddered when I saw the artist’s rendering of the two towers that billionaire Jeff Greene wants to build on property he owns on Quadrille Boulevard. How can he think that the proposed towers would reflect the ambience and grace of our established... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Monkey business abounds at Dania BeachDANIA BEACH, Fla. - For half a century, they have haunted the swampy forests ea
Monkey business abounds at Dania Beach
Naples Daily News / Posted 4 days ago
DANIA BEACH, Fla. - For half a century, they have haunted the swampy forests east of Federal Highway. The Dania Beach monkeys, African vervet monkeys thought to have been released by an old tourist attraction in the 1950s, beg bananas, mangoes and... Read more
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The Nashua Telegraph
Residents spar with selectmenMILFORD - During a sometimes heated meeting last week selectmen defended the up
Residents spar with selectmen
The Nashua Telegraph / Posted 4 days ago
MILFORD - During a sometimes heated meeting last week selectmen defended the upcoming sale of town-owned land to a Massachusetts stone processing company. The board signed a purchase and sales agreement with Monadnock Economic Development Corp. last... Read more
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Key West Citizen
FWC to finalize barracuda rulesState fishery managers will give final approval this week to fishing regulation
FWC to finalize barracuda rules
Key West Citizen / Posted 4 days ago
State fishery managers will give final approval this week to fishing regulations that will finally set commercial bag limits on barracuda. The vote comes after Florida Keys fishing guides, captains and recreational anglers have been calling for... Read more
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ABC 7 Gulfshore News
Giant toads causing unique Florida problemsA Naples woman nearly lost both of her dogs, and crashed her car trying to save
Giant toads causing unique Florida problems
ABC 7 Gulfshore News / Posted 5 days ago
A Naples woman nearly lost both of her dogs, and crashed her car trying to save them. It was all because of a creature that could be lurking in your backyard. Sonia Nadotti let her four dogs out into the backyard Thursday morning, when they began... Read more
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WJHG Panama City
19th Annual Artificial Reef Association Kingfish TournamentMEXICO BEACH-- It's that time of year again, for the Annual Kingfish tournament
19th Annual Artificial Reef Association Kingfish Tournament
WJHG Panama City / Posted 5 days ago
MEXICO BEACH-- It's that time of year again, for the Annual Kingfish tournament in Mexico Beach hosted by the Artificial Reef Association. The event kicks off Friday night at the Captain's party at Beach Hill Park at 5 p.m. There will be door prizes... Read more
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Cape Coral Daily Breeze
Welcome back snook harvest Sept. 1The recreational harvest season for snook, a premier Florida fish, opens Sept.
Welcome back snook harvest Sept. 1
Cape Coral Daily Breeze / Posted 5 days ago
The recreational harvest season for snook, a premier Florida fish, opens Sept. 1 statewide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. While the fishery already is more than 90 percent... Read more
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The Neosho Daily News
Deer season changes set for 2016JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Conservation Commission set season dates and limi
Deer season changes set for 2016
The Neosho Daily News / Posted 5 days ago
JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Conservation Commission set season dates and limits for the 2016-2017 fall deer season and gave initial approval to several deer-hunting regulation changes proposed by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) at the... Read more
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