MANATEE -- The Florida Wildlife Commission reports an officer patrolling the south Skyway fishing area saw an angler catching a shark and put it in a large bucket. The individual had three bonnethead sharks in the bucket and was informed the daily bag limit for sharks is one. The individual was issued a citation for possession of over the bag limit of sharks. In another case, two FWC officers were working the “Robo” deer in the Duette area for illegal road hunting.
After a short wait, a vehicle slowed down in the road, turned around and stopped at the “Robo” deer and fired one shot. The individual was arrested after he shot at the “Robo” deer and booked in to the Manatee county jail for attempting to take deer during the closed season and attempting to take wildlife from a road right-of-way.
No suspects were named in the FWC report.