Florida Fish and Wildlife Officers Arrest Two Men For Illegally Hunting Deer
By Space Coast Daily // April 8, 2016
men booked into Collier County jail
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission received a tip about two men hunting from the back of a truck in a closed area during “Operation Outdoor Freedom’s” Spring Turkey Hunt.
After locating the vehicle described, FWC officers Chris Araujo and Chris Thurkettle stopped the truck on a closed road near the entrance of the Picayune Strand State Forest.
On inspection, they saw three long guns on top of a blood-stained blanket in the truck’s back seat.
The officers discovered a nine-point buck and a spike, both in velvet, under the stained blanket.
Both men were booked in the Collier County jail for taking deer out of season and hunting in an unauthorized area.
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