Levy access in S Fl.. What's the deal??

spanglerspangler daBurgPosts: 651 Officer
edited June 14 in General Hunting #1
So, when I was heading down for my python hunt, I checked out the brochures for

Francis Taylor-Everglades
  • Motorized vehicles are prohibited on all levees except for the L-4, L-5 and L-6 levees. The L-6 levee is only accessible via the L-18 levee and Sportsman’s Crossover. See map
  • Persons may only enter and exit the area from the L-4, Powerline, Miami Canal and Manley Ditch levees
  • Vehicles are prohibited on all levees except the L-5 and Miami Canal levees
Today, I get an email from SFWMD titled

L-67A Levee Public Access Temporarily Closed Due to S-151 Structure Replacement and Automation Work

What gives????  L-67 looked like the perfect levy when I looked at the brochure map for the everglades and also the density maps of documented snakes.  But the brochure says off limits..

Also, we did drive around to many, many levy entrances and all had gates closed...

Do they want us getting these snakes out of there or not??


  • spanglerspangler daBurgPosts: 651 Officer
    maybe I got ahead of myself... I guess L 67 closed to ALL access atm, including foot travel

  • bgeorgebgeorge Plant City FLPosts: 1,378 Officer

    Who do you think is really at war with the snake?  Just recently they stopped restricting hunters from taking them when other hunting was not going on.  It does catch headlines and has good social media outreach.  Are they stopping people from hunting small game due to lack of it? No one wants it gone so bad as they would open more gates to let people in.  Who knows what they might do. They may want to do other things.

    I just wonder how many of the snakes left go in the wild by UF with radio tags have managed to get away

    The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Hopefully the next man is not dropping his stones on the mountain you are trying to move.
  • H20dadH20dad Posts: 936 Officer
    Cape sable seaside sparrow is a subspecies of the least concern unlisted seaside sparrow that environmental groups have worked through the courts to make an endangered species. Thereby flooding the Everglades with water each year killing all the other species that rely on tree islands in the Everglades. 

    Its environmentalist terrorism at its finest. Write Zinke demanding a delisting of the bird so the Everglades don’t die. 
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 5,569 Admiral
    Umbrella Specie...
    Just like the Panther , protects all other animals and habitat where they reside.
    Pick something cute and claim the land in their name. Common for many Groups and full of bull...
    But it works for them.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
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