FWC Law Enforcement Report

January 31, 2015

The Florida FWC Division of Law Enforcement reported the following activity during the weekly period ending  January 29 in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.


Officer Pettey received a call from a hunter who heard a shot near the boundary line of his hunting club in McDavid.  The hunter explained that he had heard several shots over the last several days and suspected the person might be shooting doe deer.  Officer Pettey responded to the area and observed a hunter exiting the woods.  The subject had harvested an illegal buck with approximately one inch antlers.  Officer Pettey seized the deer as evidence and issued a criminal citation for the violation.

Officer Livesay was working in Perdido River Wildlife Manage Area (WMA), when he observed an individual exit the woods wearing hunter orange and possessing a rifle.  The subject claimed he was not hunting and was just walking around.  Officer Livesay informed the subject that he was going to look for his stand.  The individual then admitted he was hunting and had a stand set up nearby.  Officer Livesay walked with the subject to his hunting stand and discovered he had recently scattered corn (bait) in the area.  After further questioning, the subject admitted to placing the corn on the ground as bait.  The subject was cited for the hunting over bait and no quota permit.


Officer Hutchinson was conducting land patrol in the Blackwater State Forest when he observed a vehicle parked in close proximity to a known baited location.  Officer Hutchinson trailed the suspect and observed him sitting in a tree stand overlooking the bait site.  Officer Hutchinson made contact with the hunter who admitted to placing the bait on the ground and hunting deer.  The subject’s hunting license was expired.  The hunter was issued the appropriate citations for hunting over bait and no hunting license.

This report represents some events the FWC handled over the past week;however, it does not include all actions taken by the Division of Law Enforcement. Information provided by FWC


4 Responses to “FWC Law Enforcement Report”

  1. Gman on February 2nd, 2015 5:34 am

    FWC you guys are doing an awesome job, stay safe.

  2. chris in Molino on February 1st, 2015 10:51 am

    Yea, and some “regulations” are solely to generate income and/or enable them to keep tabs on folks

  3. Jane on February 1st, 2015 7:06 am

    A few individuals just have to break the hunting regulations. Those regulations are there for a reason.

  4. smokey on January 31st, 2015 6:24 am

    And that’s what they’re job is.

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