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Changes to alligator hunt application process

April 26, 2016 

On May 6, the FWC will begin accepting applications for a chance to participate in its annual recreational alligator hunting season, which always runs Aug. 15 – Nov. 1.  

Help plan the future of Platt Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area

April 26, 2016 

A 10-year plan for the Platt Branch WEA will be presented at a public hearing in Highlands County on Thursday, May 5. People are invited to attend the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Sebring Civic Center, 355 W. Center Ave. 

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