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Normal public use resumes in Everglades-area wildlife management, water conservation areas

News Release

Friday, July 08, 2011

Media contact: Gabriella B. Ferraro, 772-215-9459

Due to recent rainfall, which helped improve dry conditions, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has rescinded an executive order issued in the spring that established special regulations for Holey Land and Rotenberger wildlife management areas (WMAs) and northern portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA.

The order, which takes effect immediately, once again permits normal public access in Holey Land and Rotenberger WMAs and northern portions of the Everglades and Francis S. Taylor WMA. These northern portions lie within Water Conservation Area 3A and north of Alligator Alley (Interstate 75). Regulations specific to the wildlife management areas can be viewed at MyFWC.com/Hunting.



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