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Big Cypress Plan Raises Sportsmen’s Ire

Dan Environment, Florida, Industry News Release

by Chris Felker, Lake Okeechobee News

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Airboat in Everglades Florida Big Cypress National Preserve

BIG CYPRESS PRESERVE — The Big Cypress Sportsmen’s Alliance Inc. (BCSA) is up in arms and alerting its members and the public to what it calls a secret conspiracy among federal agencies to “condemn or forcefully obtain 248 private inholdings within the boundaries of the preserve.”

This post on social media Thursday, June 27, immediately drew many commenters’ ire and had been shared widely by hundreds of the sportsmen and others with interest in protecting private lands within the preserve’s boundaries.

Lyle McCandless, president of the alliance, describes the group’s mission this way: “The Big Cypress Sportsmen’s Alliance fights for our rights to have access to the Big Cypress (National Preserve), protecting the public and hunter’s rights, along with preserving hunting, fishing, off-road vehicle access throughout the preserve, family recreation, RVing, boating (and) airboating, for the future generations, along with preserving the land.”

The BCSA was founded in 2005 and, stated the….. Read more

Source: Lake Okeechobee News