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June 21, 2011 Hunting News

Man Illegally Kills Deer And Alligator And Posts Photos On Facebook

On June 17, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) arrested a man after receiving a complaint that he had posted illegal photos on Facebook.

The complaint stated that 21 year old Kyle Edwards illegally killed a deer and alligator and that the suspected hunter posted photos on his Facebook profile.

Investigators said Edwards and a friend were headed out to camp and shoot a new AK-47 they just purchased at a Tampa gun show.

On the way to camp, the boys saw an alligator near the road, so they stopped and killed it. Edwards explained that he cleaned it and ate some of the meat and gave the rest of it to his friends before leaving the carcass on a dump pile near the camp.

The next day, Edwards said, he shot and killed a deer. He then took photos of the animal, cleaned it and gave some of the meat to his friends before disposing the carcass on a dump pile near the camp.

Edwards was issued a citation for illegally taking the deer out of season and for illegally taking of an American alligator, both second-degree misdemeanors.

By Florida law, a first-degree misdemeanor can result in a fine of up to $1,000 and six months in jail, while a second-degree misdemeanor can lead to a fine of up to $500 and three months behind bars.

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