Georgia hunter sentenced for killing Panther
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service arrested and sentenced a Georgia man for killing a Florida panther. David Adams, 60, was sentenced to two years probation and fined $2,000 for knowingly shooting the panther in Troup County, Ga. The Florida panther has been listed as endangered since 1967. It is a criminal violation to not only kill a Florida panther, but to harass, harm or pursue one in any matter. At its lowest count, the Florida panther was down to about 30 in the 1980s. That estimation is now at 100-160 adults.
Everest climber to share his tales
The Suncoast Sierra Club will present a program on climbing Mount Everest at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15 at Moccasin Lake Park in Clearwater. British climber Ian Woodall has tackled the world's highest mountain three times. For information, call (727) 526-5065.
Speaker series starts with bay life
The first speaker in the Friends of Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Natural History Speaker Series is Christopher Nichol, whose talk is titled "Tampa Bay: Our Living Legacy." The discussion will center on the different types of plant and animal life found in the waters of Tampa Bay. The presentation is at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 at the Lake Maggiore Environmental Center. For information, call (727) 893-7326.
Gulf regs, closures via phone app
The Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Council now has a smartphone app for Android users so anglers can keep up to date on regulations and closures for species managed by the council. To download the free app, visit the Android Market from your phone, search for "Gulf Council," and click on the council logo. For more information, go to gulfcouncil.org.
Things to do
Saturday: Great Bay Scallop Search, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., starting at the Fort De Soto Park boat ramp. Information: (727) 867-8166 or Tampabay watch.org.
Sept. 17-18: Bruce Watters Green Fleet Regatta hosted by St. Petersburg Sailing Center just off the Pier downtown. The regatta is for young and new sailors, ages 7 to 12 years old. Registration is at 9 a.m. Information: (727) 896-8101 or SPYC.org.
Rodney Page, Times staff writer
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