Florida Wildlife Conservation officer Julian Keen Jr. was found fatally shot in Hendry County Sunday morning, shot and killed while off-duty trying to stop a hit-and-run driver. The Hendry County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were dispatched to the area of Apache Circle and Nobles Road in Labelle after reports thatContinue Reading

A federal jury has found JOSEPH MALDONADO-PASSAGE, also known as Joseph Allen Maldonado, Joseph Allen Schreibvogel, and “Joe Exotic,” 56, formerly of Wynnewood, Oklahoma, guilty on two counts of hiring someone to murder a woman in Florida, eight counts of violating the Lacey Act for falsifying wildlife records, and nine countsContinue Reading

A bicyclist was killed Wednesday morning along the Courtney Campbell Causeway after he rode over a downed live power line on a bike trail. The Tampa Police identified the man as Gregory Patterson. Patterson, 47, an active officer with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, died after the 6:40 a.m. accidentContinue Reading

As the Sunshine State battles thick, algae blooms across miles and miles of Florida coastline, prompting the governor to declare a state of emergency, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s supporters speak out, looking for voters. Governor Rick Scott issued the executive order in four counties after samples taken from the St. LucieContinue Reading

At the Florida Wildlife Federation’s 79th Annual Conservation Awards Banquet to be held June 25, 2016, at the Courtyard Marriott Riverfront Hotel in Bradenton, ten outstanding Florida conservationists will be recognized for their conservation achievements. Conservation award winners are chosen from nominations made to the Federation’s board of directors basedContinue Reading

At the Florida Wildlife Federation’s 79th Annual Conservation Awards Banquet to be held June 25, 2016, at the Courtyard Marriott Riverfront Hotel in Bradenton, ten outstanding Florida conservationists will be recognized for their conservation achievements.  Conservation award winners are chosen from nominations made to the Federation’s board of directors basedContinue Reading

At the Florida Wildlife Federation’s 79th Annual Conservation Awards Banquet to be held June 25, 2016, at the Courtyard Marriott Riverfront Hotel in Bradenton, ten outstanding Florida conservationists will be recognized for their conservation achievements. The Federation’s annual selection of conservation award winners is one of the oldest in theContinue Reading

At the Florida Wildlife Federation’s 79th Annual Conservation Awards Banquet to be held June 25, 2016, at the Courtyard Marriott Riverfront Hotel in Bradenton, ten outstanding Florida conservationists will be recognized for their conservation achievements.  Conservation award winners are chosen from nominations made to the Federation’s board of directors basedContinue Reading