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Limited number of permits available for hog hunt


Hunters, sign up to thin area of invasive hogs

Add this to your list of recreational options: hog hunting. The Southwest Florida Water Management District will hold a series of hog hunts on district lands to thin out the invasive animals. Prospective hunters can buy permits for $50 on the District's Web site at starting Oct. 13. A limited number of permits will be available through 5 p.m. Nov. 3 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Maps also will be available online. Hunts will be open to permit holders on only the following properties:

• Starkey Wilderness Preserve, Jan. 22-25 and March 3-6.

• Green Swamp Wilderness Preserve, Hampton Tract in Polk County, Feb. 10-13, Feb. 24-27, March 10-13 and March 24-27.

• Upper Hillsborough, Alston Tract in Pasco County, Feb. 6-8 and Feb. 20-22.

Troopers to hold vehicle inspections

The Florida Highway Patrol will conduct drivers' license and vehicle inspection checkpoints this month throughout Pasco County to check for safety issues such as bad brakes, worn tires or defective lighting equipment. Troopers will also make sure drivers have current licenses. Checkpoint locations will include State Roads 52 and 54; U.S. 41, 301 and 98; and a slew of county and local roads, including both County Line Roads, Hays Road, Hicks Road, Jasmine Boulevard, Mile Stretch Drive, Mitchell Boulevard, Moog Road, Moon Lake Road, Morris Bridge Road, Old Pasco Road, Quail Hollow Boulevard and Boyette and Overpass roads.

Pasco deaths

Burks, Rosa Maria Griffin

Galli, Lucy

Parker, Richard Scott

Thomas, Lynn Frank

Timinski, Alexander

Tobin, Richard T.

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

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Limited number of permits available for hog hunt 09/30/08 [Last modified: Sunday, October 5, 2008 10:05am]
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