FL: FWC charges hunting show host
April 22, 2010
FWC charges hunting show host
Gary Finch accused of exceeding turkey limits, hunting near bait
CAMPBELLTON - The host and the cameraman of a syndicated hunting show
each were charged with breaking four state hunting laws the opening weekend
of turkey season.
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers say Gary Finch
of "Gary Finch Outdoors" knowingly exceeded bag limits, lied on a permit
application and baited birds illegally with food. Cameraman Steven Layton
also was charged with shooting a turkey too close to a feeding stand.
State law prohibits hunters from taking a turkey from within 100 yards of
an active feeding station, FWC Lt. Stan Kirkland said, and he said anyone
who hunts ought to know that.
"It's considered unethical," Kirkland said. "Hunters by and large know
baiting laws. If they turkey hunt, they do.".
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