Tires cannot be used as fence

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission recently stopped a Glades County resident from using old tires as a fence. According to the FWC report, Environmental Investigator Luher responded to a complaint regarding a large number of tires stored at a private residence. Upon arrival, she learned the owner had 600 used tires delivered to her […]

Contracted nuisance alligator trappers sought for Glades County

GLADES COUNTY — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) Statewide Nuisance Alligator Program is accepting applications for contracted nuisance alligator trappers in Glades County (southwest of Highway 27). Applicants must pass a criminal history check, have no fish or wildlife law violations, and possess a valid, working email address. To learn more about […]

FWC expands access to boating safety exam

Access to Florida’s Boater Education Temporary Certificate Program has been expanded, thanks to work done by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to make allowances for online course providers to offer the required courses over the internet. In August of 2017, the FWC amended Florida Administrative Code 68D-36.108 to allow the temporary certificate […]

FWC provides advice for safely living with alligators year-round

Alligators become more active during warm weather months, and it’s not uncommon to see them throughout the state. Most interactions consist of seeing alligators at a distance. However, if you have a concern about a specific alligator, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) urges you to call their toll-free Nuisance Alligator Hotline at […]

Hunter safety courses offered in Glades County

GLADES COUNTY — The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering free hunter safety courses in Glades County. All firearms, ammunition and materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil and paper. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all times. Anyone born on or after […]