Aug 09 2019

Alligators, turtles and more — the animals that make Florida famous are under attack. Now, wildlife officials are cracking down on illegal hunting. 

Officers with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Friday announced they have taken down an entire network, in which suspects are accused of hunting deer out of season, trapping alligators without licenses and permits, and collecting protected gopher tortoises. They are also accused of illegally catching fish. 

“Organized criminal operations like this pose serious environmental and economic consequences,” said Col. Curtis Brown, head of FWC’s Division of Law Enforcement. “They damage our precious natural resources and create black markets that undermine the legal process. We do our best to put a stop to these crimes, supporting law-abiding business owners, landowners and those who enjoy recreating in Florida.”


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