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Title: Biennial report
Physical Description: v. : ill. ; 23-29 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida -- Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission
Publisher: Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
Place of Publication: Tallahassee
Creation Date: 1960
Frequency: biennial
regular
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Subjects / Keywords: Game protection -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Fish culture -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Fishery management -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Wildlife management -- Florida   ( lcsh )
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Summary: First biennial report covers the period from the time of the organization (of the Commission) July 1, 1935 to December 31, 1936.
Statement of Responsibility: Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
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Preceded by: Florida. Dept. of Game and Fresh Water Fish.|Biennial report of the Department of Game and Fresh Water Fish
Succeeded by: Florida. Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.|Annual report

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STATE OF FLORIDA

GAME AND FRESH WATER FISH COMMISSION
TALLAHASSEE


A. I). Aldrich. IREMHTUR
0. E. Frye, AssI'. DIRECTB'l


Ed MSadill. CHAIRMAN
Ioald Wise If. 7. Mc1llrum
J I Dalis Don South-well


HONORABLE F:\RRIS BRYANT
Governor of the State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida

SIR: \Ve have the privilege of submitting herewith the
Biennial Report of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission, for the period starting July 1, 1960, and ending
June 30, 1962.

This report contains detailed oiutlincs on (Commission
activities, and its' major operational divisions, during that
period.


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Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission, from
left, seated, Ronald Wise, E. L. Madill, W. T. McBroom;
standing, Don Southwell, and J. B. Davis.


THE MEMBERSHIP of the Commission consists of five
members, one from each Congressional District,
as existing on January 1, 1941. Commissioners are
appointed by the Governor, subject to confirmation
by the Senate, for a term of five years.
Among the powers granted to the Commission is
the power to fix bag limits and to establish open
and closed season, on a statewide, regional or local
basis. To regulate the manner and method of taking,
transporting, storing and using birds, game, fur-
bearing animals, fresh water fish, reptiles and
amphibians.
During the 1960-62 biennium, the Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission saw several
changes in its membership.
1st District:
T. Paine Kelly, resigned December 16, 1961.
E. L. Madill, appointed December 19, 1961.
2nd District:
Charles L. Hoffman, resigned September 21,
1962.
J. B. Davis, appointed September 27, 1962.
3rd District:
Julian R. Alford, term expired January 6, 1962.
Ronald Wise, appointed January 6, 1962.
4th District:
Dr. J. W. Cosper, Jr., term expired April 28,
1961.
W. Thomas McBroom, appointed April 28, 1961.
5th District:
F. Don Southwell, appointed May 17, 1955,
reappointed, April 24, 1959.


COMMISSION












Statement of Policy
It is the declared policy of this Commission that a
balanced program of enforcement, research, infor-
mation and education, administration and program-
ing is required to carry out the objectives of the
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. Further-
more this Commission believes that the Director
is the Chief Administrative Officer and shall be
charged with the carrying out of the policy direc-
tives of the Commission and the performance of the
routine administrative functions including person-
nel selection, promotion policies, research and pro-
graming.
The Commission reserves unto itself the power
for making all major policy decisions collectively
together with the budgetary controls as the current
fiscal situation may dictate.
The Commission feels that constitutional status
was conferred on the Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission by popular vote and would resist any
attempts to change the status of the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission. In view of the rap-
idly expanding requirements for hunting and fish-
ing throughout the State, it will be necessary for
the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission to co-
ordinate and correlate its program with those of
other agencies but the dilution of existing author-
ity granted this Commission is contrary to existing
policy.















A. D. ALDRICH
Director










APPOINTED DIRECTOR of the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission April 1955,
A. D. Aldrich has a record of service in the fields of
game and fish management, and conservation ad-
ministration dating back to 1922.
Aldrich has been active in various fields involv-
ing outdoor recreation, including active member-
ship in many technical and professional organiza-
tions. He served on the Advisory Council of the
Outdoor Recreation Resources Review Commission,
and is presently a member of the Citizen's Commit-
tee for the O.R.R.R.C.
Mr. Aldrich served on the advisory committee to
the U.S. Forest Service on "wildlife use of the Na-
tional Forests."
Since assuming duties as Director in Florida he
has been active in the broad aspects of conservation
through such groups as the Audubon Society, Na-
tional Wildlife Federation, Izaak Walton League,
and youth conservation education programs.
Mr. Aldrich firmly believes outdoor recreation in
its broad application is necessary and essential to
the physical and spiritual welfare of all citizens as
well as to the general economy of Florida.


STATE OF FLORIDA
FARRIS BRYANT, Governor

GAME & FRESH WATER FISH COMMISSION
A. D. ALDRICH, Director

BIENNIAL REPORT
June 30, 1962

E. L. Madill, Chairman, Dade City
Charles Hoffman, Jacksonville
Ronald Wise, DeFuniak Springs
W. T. McBroom, Miami
Don Southwell, Ormond Beach


O. EARL FRYE
Assistant
Director


O. Earle Frye has served as Assistant Director of
the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion since 1951. He first joined the Commission as a
bobwhite quail research technician on January 14,
1946, and has since rendered service in many capac-
ities and positions.


Dr. Frye is especially noted for organizing and
TABLE O CONTENTS putting into effect a progressive game management
Administration 6 program for the Commission, with a subsequent
Administration . . . .... 6
improvement in hunting success for the Florida
Fiscal Division .......................... 8 hunter. He has written numerous technical and
Game Management Division ............... 12 non-technical articles about wildlife and game man-
Fisheries Division ....................... 20 agement programs for many different publications.
Information-Education Division ........... 28 During recent years, Dr. Frye has been particu-
larly active in a program to improve Commission
Communications Division ................. 30 employee standards and performance.
Law Enforcement ....................... 31
Statistical Summary ..................... 32








The Commission


Administration


THE FLORIDA Game and Fresh Water Fish Commis-
sion was created by a Constitutional Amendment
passed at the general election of 1942, and becoming
effective January 1, 1943. Under this amendment,
there is vested in the Commission all regulatory and
management authority for birds, game, fresh water
fish, fur-bearing animals, reptiles and emphibians.
The Commission consists of five Commissioners-
one of whom is appointed by the Governor from
each of the five Congressional Districts of Florida
that existed as of January 1, 1941. Such appoint-
ments are for terms of five years, are subject to con-
firmation by the Florida Senate, and are staggered
so one appointment falls due each year.
The overall administration of the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission is delegated by the
Commission to a Director who is appointed by and
serves at the pleasure of the five-man Commission.
Assisting the Director, and immediately under
his supervision, are an Assistant Director, a Secre-
tary to the Commission, personnel working on spe-
cial assignments such as special investigators, and
all Staff Officers.
Staff officers of the Commission consist of the
Chiefs of Fiscal, Game Management, Fisheries, In-
formation and Education, Communications, Avia-
tion, and the Magazine Editor and the five Regional
Managers.
The Director is immediately responsible to the
Commission. All Chiefs of Divisions, or Staff Offi-
cers, are, on the other hand, responsible to the Di-
rector. Division personnel are, of course, responsible
to their Staff Officers.
Thus, when a policy is set by the Commission, it
is administered by the Director through his Staff
Officers and their personnel.
Under this arrangement, it is the Staff Officers'
duty not only to attend to their particular adminis-
trative duties, but also to keep the Director, and
through him the Commission itself, fully informed
as to all important activities in all administrative
branches.
Prior to 1951, all Game Commission programs
were organized and put into effect from one state-
wide office in Tallahassee. This resulted in a cum-
bersome procedure that resulted in a loss of vital
contact with personnel working in the field, and the
local problems with which they were constantly
confronted. Staff Officers in the Tallahassee main
office were often isolated, not only from their own
personnel, but also from the sportsmen and general
public of the State of Florida.
In an effort to overcome this operational handi-
cap, the Administrative set-up was decentralized to
attain closer contact with field problems and per-
sonnel.
To accomplish this, Game Commission Regional
offices were established in strategically located spots


throughout the state. Five Regions, and offices, were
located in Northwest Florida, Northeast Florida,
Central Florida, South Florida and Everglades
Florida, with headquarters now in Panama City,
Lake City, Ocala, Lakeland and West Palm Beach.
Permanent headquarters buildings have been con-
structed at all of these sites.
Each Region was placed under a Regional Man-
ager, responsible to the Commission's Director and
Assistant Director. The Regional Managers are di-
rectly responsible for all activities within the geo-
graphical area composing their Region. These in-
clude all work and personnel in law enforcement,
communications, game and fish management, avia-
tion, information and education, and budgetary
matters.
In order to make this operation workable, all
activities of a technical nature must be supervised
jointly by the Regional Manager and the Division
Chief or Staff Officer of the appropriate function.
Thus, the Regional Manager, and his personnel,
are assisted, at the upper level, by various Staff
Officers. All state-wide programs set into effect by
the Commission are organized and coordinated,
with the cooperation of the Regional Managers and
their personnel, by the Division Chiefs. It is there-
fore possible to put any overall program into im-
mediate effect in all points of the state, with no
discrepancies in policy or administration. A state-
wide program is thereby operated exactly the same
in every point of the state.
The close cooperation between the Director, the
Assistant Director, the Division Chiefs and the Re-
gional Managers is the most important item in the
entire Administrative set-up.
Answerable to the various Staff Officers are addi-
tional sub-supervisory personnel. To the Chief of
Fiscal is delegated responsibility for the State Prop-
erty Officer, and Bookkeeping and Auditing person-
nel. The Game and Fish Management Chiefs are
responsible for the leaders of Federal and State-
wide Projects, such as the hyacinth control pro-
gram, wildlife management areas, deer and turkey
restoration, and water fowl and mourning dove re-
search and management projects. The Information
and Education Chief is responsible for the Chief of
Youth Education, Chief of Audio-Visual, Chief of
Conservation Extension, and the five Regional In-
formation Officers. Regional Managers are responsi-
ble for regional fish and game and education officers,
and area supervisors.
Beyond assisting the Director in these vital tasks,
the Assistant Director customarily also handles de-
tails such as Personnel employment, training and
qualifications, as well as revisions of the Wildlife
Code Book rules and regulations, and certain legal
affairs. He does these things as a portion of his re-
sponsibility to the Director.










Florida Districts


Regional Offices


NORTHWEST REGION
Third District
226 Airport Drive
Panama City, Florida


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TALLAHASSEE
Administration


SOUTH FLORIDA REGION
First District
2202 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, Florida


NORTHEAST REGION
Second District
P.O. Box 908
Lake City, Florida





















CENTRAL REGION
Fifth District
2520 Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, Florida










EVERGLADES REGION
Fourth District
551 N. Military Trail
West Palm Beach, Florida


ADMINISTRATIVE
JOEL McKINNON
Administrative Assistant
JOHN WOODS, Chief
Fish Management Division
H.E. WALLACE, Chief
Game Management Division
JAMES FLOYD, Chief
Information-Education Division
RHETT McMILLIAN, Chief
Communications Division


REGIONAL MANAGERS
J. O. BROWN, Mgr.
South Florida Region
BRANTLEY GOODSON, Mgr.
Northeast Florida Region
M. H. WHISENHUNT, Mgr.
Northwest Florida Region
LOUIS F. GAINEY, Mgr.
Everglades Region
J. W. BICKERSTAFF, Mgr.
Central Florida Region


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The Sportsman's









1960-1962

Fiscal

Report AL


THE FISCAL DIVISION IS ONE of the five major op-
erational divisions of the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission. It is a division with
many complex tasks and responsibilities in keeping
with the approved statewide fresh water fishing and
hunting conservation programs.
Of major importance is the responsibility of ac-
counting for all revenues that comprise the "State
Game Fund," and the exact governing of expendi-
tures in proportion to revenue income. This pro-
cedure is set forth in the State Constitution, and
those state laws established for state agency op-
erations.
All Commission sport licenses are distributed
to the County Judge offices by the Fiscal Division.
Individual hunting and fresh water sports fishing
licenses are sold through the County Judge's offices,
and monthly sales reports are made to the Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
In addition to the sports licenses, this division
issues all associated commercial licenses, audits all
invoices, records arrest fees, and handles adminis-
tration of property and property records and con-
trols.
Revenue Facts
The main source of revenue from which the
Commission operates is the sale of sports licenses
for fresh water fishing, and hunting. During the


By JOEL McKINNON
Chief, Fiscal Division


1960-62 biennium there was a sales increase of
62,991 hunting and fishing licenses. Total license
sales for the 1960-62 period was 778,534 as com-
pared with the 715,543 total sold during the 1958-60
period.
Although there was an increase in resident fish-
ing license sales during 1960-62, there was a de-
crease of 29,781 non-resident fishing licenses. The
total for 1960-62 was 322,761 against the 352,542
total established during 1958-60. Despite the de-
crease in non-resident license sales, revenue from
fresh water fishing licenses increased $120,014.25
over the previous biennium.
Resident hunting license sales increased 12,624
over the 1958-60 total of 317,020, to 329,644 for the
1960-62 biennium. Non-resident hunting license
sales show a decrease of 782 over 1958-60, but here
again the revenue from all hunting license sales
increased $58,579.50 during the 1960-62 biennium.
The overall decrease in non-resident fishing and
hunting license sales indicate some revision in Com-
mission programs designed to attract the return of







non-resident anglers and hunters. Efforts along
these lines were started during the latter part of
the 1960-62 biennium, and.are currently being ac-
celerated throughout the state.
Additional and improved fresh water fishing
areas are being developed for both the resident and
non-resident fisherman. Extensive plans and re-
search for more, and improved, hunting and fishing
is the immediate goal of the Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission.

Other Income Sources
Other license sales handled by the Fiscal Divi-
sion include those issued for retail fish dealer,
wholesale fish dealer, game farms, shooting pre-
serves, etc. Income from these sources increased
$5,905.55 during the 1960-62 biennium.
Commission revenue from court costs, or arrest
fees, also increased from the 1958-60 total of
$70,370.73, to $80,737.70 for 1960-62. The $10,366.97
increase stemmed from extended arrests made.
During the 1958-60 period there was a total of 6,935
cases recorded with a disposition number of 6,545.
The 1960-62 cases totaled 7,262 with disposition of
6,776 registered by the end of the biennium; 486
cases were pending.
The Commission also receives operating revenue
from the leasing of timber rights, grazing, and


stumpage and marl, on Commission property. Equip-
ment that has reached the unserviceable level is
sold by. the Commission through advertising, with
sales made to the highest bidders.

The State Game Fund
All operational monies for the Commission are
received from the aforementioned revenue outline.
The Commission does not receive any operating
capital from the State's general tax revenue. The
Constitutional Amendment established the Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission as a self-sustain-
ing agency.
There have, however, been a few instances in
recent years when the state legislature has appro-
priated sums earmarked for special programs such
as noxious vegetation control, and fisheries improve-
ment. The expenditure of these special appropria-
tions are administered by the Commission, under
the control of the State Cabinet and Budget Com-
mission.

Federal Aid Funds
Revenue in the form of federal aid reimburse-
ment is received under the Pittman-Robertson Act
for game management, and the Dingell-Johnson Act
for fish management. The income from these two
federal aid programs is based partially on the num-
ber of hunting and fishing license holders in the
state for the previous year, or years, as well as the
(Continued on next page)


Statistical Summaries Pages 32-34


The major portion of the revenue
from which the Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission operates
comes from the sale of hunting and
fishing licenses. The cost of these
licenses were set by the State Legis-
lature in 1943.






























FISHING HUNTING
1960-61 39.18% 39.08%
1961-62 37.43% 36.51%


RECE'iPTS

BY

ACTiViTY
(INCOME)





16-61961-62
SPLUPLU
1960-61
1961-62
PLUS
3.03%
1960-61




FEDERAL AID OTHER SOURCES
13.34% 8.40%
14.63% 11.43%


The Commission's Fiscal Di-
vision is accountable for all
revenues received, and gov-
erns expenditures according
to the State Constitution, and
laws for operation of state
agencies.


(Continued from preceding page)
state's total acreage, plus the number of approved
game and fish management programs in operation.

Income and Expenditures
The increase in expenditures during 1960-62 to-
taled $435,399.63, with an increased revenue income
of $470,961.83. The Commission's total for fixed as-
sets increased $309,122.18. Increased revenue and
expenditures will be most necessary by the Com-
mission in order to proceed with the required
overall conservation programs under the continuous
rising costs of materials and services.

Prior to the end of the 1960-62 biennium the
Commission completed construction of the last of
the five regional office buildings. Two buildings
were completed during the 1958-60 period.
Located in Panama City, Ocala, Lake City, West
Palm Beach and Lakeland, the regional office build-
ings are valued in excess of $93,980.00.

Arrest Fees
The Fiscal Division is responsible for the record-
ing of all arrests for game and fresh water fish vio-
lations, as well as billing the respective counties for
arrest fees and mileage sums due the Commission
in each case when disposed of by the courts.

License Reports
All reports received from the 67 counties rela-


tive to fresh water fishing and hunting license sales
must be checked and processed by this division.
Every license printed must be accounted for, with
all records verified by the State Auditing Depart-
ment.
Commercial licenses are issued directly by mail
upon receipt and approval of applications. All li-
censes are renewable at the end of each fiscal year.
A total of 31,304 commercial licenses were issued
by the Fiscal Division during 1960-62.
Property Control
The purchase, sale, and inventories of all Com-
mission property comes under the jurisdiction of
the division's property officer. New equipment is
completely recorded by the property officer as to
the property number assigned, condition of the
equipment, and the employee to whom the equip-
ment is assigned.
When equipment is considered no longer serv-
iceable, the property officer assumes the responsi-
bility of selling such items for maximum income
return. Revenue from sale of unserviceable equip-
ment has been determined best under the system
of advertising for competitive bids.
The property officer is required to make periodic
inspection of all equipment, and must report fully
on the values geared for maximum operation at
minimum cost.
Operational cost records are kept for each in-










Annual programs of expenditures
are put into a master budget, and
recorded with the State Comptrol-
ler's office after approval by the
Commission. Complex controls are
maintained in relation to rate of dis-
bursements compared with revenue
received.


1961-62
PLUS
0.15%
1960-61


LAW
ENFORCEMENT
1960-61 47.38%
1961-62 47.53%


TOTAL

Di$SBURSEMENTS

BY

ACTiviTY
(OUTGO)


GAME
MGT.
21.48%
18.26%


1960-61

1961-62
MINUS
3.22%


FISH
MGT.
13.94%
15.38%


INFORMATION
-EDUCATION
9.20%
7.99%


dividual motor vehicle and outboard motor. These
reports supply the determining factors as to when
necessary replacements are required. Vehicle op-
erational cost records show miles per gallon, the
cost per mile, total cost of servicing and repairs,
plus total time and miles used, since purchase.

Purchasing Procedures
A purchase order is required for each Commis-
sion employee expenditure of $25.00 or more. Pur-
chase orders relating to repairs may be issued by
division chiefs or regional managers up to, but not
exceeding $100.00.

All other purchase orders in excess of $25.00
must be secured through the Fiscal Division after
approval by division chiefs or regional managers.
This control factor is extremely important for
proper distribution of Commission funds.

All payments by the Game and Fresh Water
Fish Commission are made through warrants is-
sued by the State Comptroller. An IBM installation
made during the biennium enables this division to
keep closer surveillance on the overall fiscal op-
eration of the Commission. The IBM equipment


provides up-to-date statistical information to the
game and fish management divisions; its usage by
the Commission is unlimited, and has proven ex-
tremely beneficial during its short term of employ-
ment.
Budget Preparation
The Fiscal Division consults with each region and
division in preparation of individual annual budgets
and program planning for departmental budget re-
quirements prior to the start of each fiscal year.
The department budgets are then compiled into a
master Commission budget, and submitted to the
board of commissioners for approval. When the
master Commission budget is fully approved, it is
submitted to the State Comptroller's office for re-
cording.
The Fiscal Division must exercise full controls
to see that the rate of expenditures remains in pro-
portion to the rate of revenue income during any
specific time or period of the fiscal year.
The 1960-62 biennium financial report shows the
valuation of fixed assets for 1960-61 at $1,689,003.84,
and $1,792,674.05 for 1961-62. This is a valuation in-
crease of $103,670.21 for the two year period. 0


ADMINI-
STRATION
8.00%
10.84%







A TIVITY OF THE Game Management Division dur-
ing the 1960-1962 biennium was largely con-
cerned with the operation of established projects.
Land acquisition activities succeeded in renewing
agreements on the Richloam area. Contracts could
not be renewed for the Big Cypress, Collier, and
Holopaw areas, and these lands were dropped from
the management area system for the 1960-61 fiscal
year.

SImportant studies and investigations dealt with
wildlife resources, habitat changes, and land use in
connection with the Central and Southern Florida
SFlood Control Project; studies of quail, dove, deer,
turkey, waterfowl, squirrel, and frog; land manage-
ment, browse, population, harvest, and inventory
studies.

During the biennium, the game management divi-
sion engaged in the following investigations coopera-
tively with other states and agencies: southeastern
Deer Disease Study, Southeastern Statistical Project,
Atlantic Waterfowl Council, Site Preparation Stud-
ies (one with State Forest Service, one with U. S.
Photo By Jim Floyd Forest Service), U. S. Forest Service Food Plant
The planting of browntop millet provides excellent food for Study, and Fire Ant Study.
quail, turkeys, doves and ducks. Development and habitat improvement again re-



For Better Hunting Game

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When the goose wings south,
where will he spend the
winter? The winter goose
population shift away from
Florida is largely due to in-
tensified establishment of new
feeding and resting areas in
the states to the north. Lo-
cated at the southern limits
of the goose range, Florida
will probably never have an
excessively high goose popu-
lation. But, with a proper hab-
itat management program
should be able to maintain
a satisfactory population for
hunting purposes.


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ceived the major share of Federal Aid funds. These
activities were largely confined to the management
areas, and involved food plots, controlled burning,
clearing, and maintenance and construction of facili-
ties. One new activity concerned the establishment
of dove fields for public hunting purposes. Turkey
trapping at Fisheating Creek, hunt operations, and
fire ant studies were done with state funds.
Tables 1 through 4 succinctly depict the major as-
pects of Florida's Pittman-Robertson program. Table


1 presents the state's P-R apportionments and as-
signment of funds during fiscal years 1961, 1962, and
1963 to the primary program categories. Tables 2
and 3 lists the wildlife management areas operated
during the 1960-62 hunting seasons. Table 4 presents
the projects' activities during the past year with in-
dividual estimated costs. Table 5 conveys informa-
tion pertaining to program changes during the past
twelve month period.
(Continued on next page)


Management Division



H. E. WALLACE, Chief


Table 1. PITTMAN-ROBERTSON APPORTIONMENTS AND EXPENDITURES OF FUNDS
DURING FISCAL YEARS 1960-61, 1961-62, AND 1962-63
WITH SUMMARY OF PROJECTS BY TYPE
1960-61 1961-62 1962-63
Amount* Percent Amount* Percent Amount* Percent
Coordination.................. $ 23,300.00 6.4 $ 19,300.00 6.7 $ 25,000.00 8.2
Research .................. .. 104,150.00 28.5 67,685.50 23.7 73,917.50 24.2
Development.................. 237,900.00 65.1 199,125.00 69.9 205,400.00 67.4
Total................. $ 365,350.00 $ 286,110.50 $ 304,317.50
Apportionment ................ $ 210,975.60 $ 201,732.91

Federal monies with matching State funds. These amounts are planned expenditures.

SUMMARY OF PROJECTS BY TYPE
1960-61 1961-62 1962-63
Research................................. 9 9 6
D evelopm ent .............................. 6 6 4
Coordination .............................. 1 1 1
Land Acquisition .......................... 1 1 1


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The Citrus Wildlife Management Area is the home of one of the largest white-tail deer herds in Florida.


Eglin-Ocala Deer Investigations


On Eglin Field, during the 1961-62 hunting sea-
son, 221 bow and arrow hunters bagged 17 deer
during the archery season; the gun hunt produced
a reported kill of 510 deer. There was a reported
kill of 760 deer during the 1960-61 season.
The 1961-62 deer population estimate on the Ocala
Area was around 7,000. The herd has remained


about the same in total population since 1959, and a
20-percent harvest was set as reasonable kill figure.
The 1961-62 total legal buck deer kill was estimated
at about 436; the figure derived at by doubling the
deer kill figure checked at the two hunt headquar-
ters buildings.


Table 2. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS OPERATED DURING THE
1960-61 HUNTING SEASON

Open to Closed to
Area Hunting Hunting Ownership Location by County

1. Eglin Air Force Reservation..... 390,000 70,000 U.S. Air Force ............... Santa Rosa, Walton, Okaloosa
2. Blackwater.................... 85,000 .... Florida Forest Service.......... Santa Rosa, Okaloosa
3. Roy S. Gaskin................. 118,300 ........ Private ......................Gulf, Bay, Calhoun
4. Liberty....................... 133,120 ........ U.S. Forest Service........... Liberty
5. Aucilla ........................ 110,000 ...... Private...................... W akulla, Jefferson, Taylor
6. Steinhatchee. .................. 206,500 18,500 Private ................... .. Dixie, Lafayette
7. Osceola ...................... 92,000 ...... U.S. Forest Service........... Columbia, Baker
8. Lake Butler ................... 89,000 7,000 Private.................... Union, Baker, Columbia
9. Little Talbot Island............ ........ 250 Florida Park Service........... Nassau
10. Gulf Hammock ................ 100,000 20,000 Private..................... Levy
11. Ocala. ......................... 203,680 46,280 U.S. Forest Service........... Marion, Putnam, Lake
12. Tomoka....................... 90,000 5,000 Private .................... Volusia
13. Citrus ........................ 41,000 ...... Florida Forest Service......... Citrus
14. Farm ton ...................... 60,000 ........ Private .................... Volusia
15. Croom ................... ..... 17,000 ........ Florida Forest Service ......... Hernando
16. Richloam. ................... 63,000 ........ Florida Forest Service......... Hernando, Pasco, Sumter
17. Avon Park .................... 108,000 ........ U.S. Air Force ............... Polk, Highlands
18. Okeechobee.................... 16,000 ........ Private ...................... Okeechobee
19. Fisheating Creek. .............. 100,000 175,000 Private ..................... Glades
20. Cecil M. Webl. ...... .... ........ 62,000 Game & Fish Commission ..... Charlotte
21. J. W. Corbett ............ .. 90,000 ........ Game & Fish Commission .... Palm Beach
22. Lee........................... 40,000 ........ Private..................... .Lee
23. Collier......................... 300,000 50,000 Private..................... Collier
24. Everglades .................... 725,300 ...... Central and Southern Florida
Flood Control District...... Palm Beach, Broward, Dade
25. Apalachee. ................... 6,000 1,000 U.S. Corps Engineers ........ Jackson
26. Camp Blanding .. ............ 60,000 10,000 State Armory Board.......... Clay
27. Leon-Wakulla. ................ 67,000 ........ U.S. Forest Service........... Leon, Wakulla
28. Guano River................... 10,000 ........ Private.......................St. Johns
29. Devil's Garden ................ 40,000 ........ Private ... .................. Hendry



























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Photos By Wallace Hughes


Flight of mallards swinging in low over northwest Florida Lake.


Florida Waterfowl Survey


Major phases of investigations work on the state-
wide waterfowl survey project for 1961-62 are
enumerated as habitat studies, population studies,
life history and population dynamics studies, and
administration.
Development potentials for waterfowl were inves-
tigated at Camp Blanding, Eglin Field, Panama


City's North Bay and West Bay, and the Woodruff
Development Area.
Experimental waterfowl food plantings of various
types were performed, and several habitat manipu-
lation practices were attempted to induce natural
growths of duck foods in areas of dense noxious
vegetation.
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Table 3. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AREAS OPERATED DURING THE
1961-62 HUNTING SEASON

Open to Closed to
Area Hunting Hunting Ownership Location by County

1. Eglin Air Force Reservation..... 390,000 70,000 U.S. Air Force............... Santa Rosa, Walton, Okaloosa
2. Blackwater .................... 85,000 ........ Florida Forest Service......... Santa Rosa, Okaloosa
3. Roy S. Gaskin. ................. 118,300 ........ Private.................. ... Gulf, Bay, Calhoun
4. Liberty ...................... 133,120 .... U.S. Forest Service........... Liberty
5. Aucilla ....................... 110,000 ..... Private. ................. ... W akulla, Jefferson, Taylor
6. Steinhatchee................... 206,500 18,500 Private. .................... Dixie, Lafayette
7. Osceola..................... 92,000 ........ U.S. Forest Service........... Columbia, Baker
8. Lake Butler ................... 89,000 7,000 Private...................... Union, Baker, Columbia
9. Gulf Hammock ................ 100,000 20,600 Private...................... Levy
10. Ocala.............. .......... 203,680 46,280 U.S. Forest Service........... M arion, Putnam, Lake
11. Tomoka....................... 90,000 5,000 Private.................... Volusia
12. Citrus........... ........... 41,000 ..... Florida Forest Service......... Citrus
13. Farmton......... ..... ...... 60,000 Private..................... Volusia
14. Croom........................ 17,000 .... .. Florida Forest Service......... Hernando
15. Richloam ..................... 63,000 ........ Florida Forest Service......... Hernando, Pasco, Sumter
16. Avon Park .................... 108,000 .. U.S. Air Force ............... Polk, Highlands
17. Okeechobee.......... ........... 16,000 Private ..................... Okeechobee
18. Fisheating Creek............ 100,000 175,000 Private............ ......... Glades
19. Cecil M. Webb ................ ........ 62,000 Game & Fish Commission .... Charlotte
20. J. W. Corbett ................. 90,000 ........ Game & Fish Commission .... Palm Beach
21. Lee .......................... 40,000 ... Private................ . Lee
22. Everglades .................... 725,300 ........ Central and Southern Florida
Flood Control District......Palm Beach, Broward, Dade
23. Apalachee. ..................... 6,000 1,000 U.S. Corps Engineers......... Jackson
24. Camp Blanding ............... 60,000 10,000 State Armory Board .......... Clay
25. Leon-Wakulla ................ 67,000 .. U.S. Forest Service.......... Leon, Wakulla
26. Guano River .................. 10,000 Private. ................... St. Johns
27. Devil's Garden................. 40,000 ... .. Private.................... .Hendry


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Farm Game Habitat Restoration

Activities during 1961-62 included evaluations of
quail food plantings established from planting ma-
terial distributed to landowners the previous year.
Primary purpose of the study was to learn more
about cultural management and wildlife utilization
of browntop millet.
It was found that browntop is a good dove food,
but not preferred to the extent of corn.
Studies show that combine pea is a fair quail
food, but poor for turkey. Turkeys will not utilize
it as long as other preferred foods are available.
A new practice, G-4, into the Agricultural Con-
servation Program is a big move in obtaining further
wildlife management on private lands. The manage-
ment of forested lands for natural wildlife food
production has become popular in Florida.

Photo By Wallace Hughes
In addition to improving hunting conditions, food plot plant-
ing can provide additional income for the landowner.







Under the Mourning Dove Study project,
trapping at West Palm Beach continued
successfully, with a life total of 45,623
doves trapped at the end of the biennium:
of these 19,799 were repeats.




































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Photo By Leonard Lee Rue 111 Photo By Wallace Hughes

Although the Wild Turkey is not included in the top five game birds and animals, it is Gray Squirrels are always plentiful.
game often bagged by deer and squirrel hunters, as well as those exclusively in quest and hunting of the bushytails is popu-
of this great Florida wild game bird. lar statewide with Florida hunters.

North Florida Management Area Development


Sixty five turkey feeders and 125 quail feeders
were maintained on the Gulf Hammock, Richloam,
Citrus, Croom, Farmton, Tomoka, Blackwater, Camp
Blanding and Lake Butler areas. Approximately
38,000 acres were controlled burned on the Farmton,


Tomoka, Blackwater and Lake Butler areas.
Other activities included filling and dredging
bodies of waters, exotic bird introduction, mourning
dove studies, and meetings concerning management
and regulations.
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Table 4. SUMMARY OF ACTIVE PITTMAN-ROBERTSON PROJECTS
OPERATED IN 1960-61
Estimated
Project Name Purpose Total Cost

W-8-L Charlotte County Game Management Area Exchange of land to consolidate Commission
Acquisition .................................. holdings.................... ................ $ N one
W-11-R Charlotte County Quail Investigation ............ To study ecology of south Florida quail ........... 7,000.00
W-13-C Wildlife Management Coordination ............... To administer and supervise program ............. 20,350.00
W-15-D Habitat Restoration for Farm Game.............. To improve quail habitat......................... 8,000.00
W-19-R Florida Waterfowl Survey ..................... To study waterfowl ecology ...................... 6,600.00
W-22-R Mourning Dove Study ......................... To study dove populations and migrations......... 4,350.00
W-27-R Eglin Field Deer Investigation ................... To study deer populations and management 2,000.00
W-32-R Ocala Deer Investigation........................ To study deer populations and management....... 1,300.00
W-33-R Wildlife Inventory, Harvest and Economic Survey..To learn statewide harvest and hunting pressures... 15,600.00
W-35-D North Florida Management Area Development.... To develop management areas in north and central
F lorida..................................... 92,000.00
W-39-R Wildlife Investigation of the Central and Southern
Florida Flood Control Project .................. To develop management and operational methods.. 18,000.00
W-41-R Management Area Research....... ........... To study game populations and make management
recommendations. ............................. 16,500.00
W-43-D Wildlife Development of the Central and Southern
Florida Flood Control Project ................. To develop Everglades Area ..................... 10,800.00
W-45-D South Florida Management Area Development.... To develop management areas in south Florida..... 80,000.00
W-46-D Woodruff Reservoir Development ................ To management area development ............... 14,000.00
W-47-D Guano River Development ................... To lease the waterfowl management area developed
through construction of a dike and water control
structure, and to develop additional food produc-
tion areas ................................... 17,500.00
FW-1-R Cooperative Statistical Project .................. Statistical aid in research projects by the Institute
of Statistics at North Carolina State College..... 1,250.00
$315,250.00




















The annual turkey trapping program
on the South Florida Management
Area netted 328 wild turkeys for
relocation throughout the state. This
1962 catch established an all time
trapping record.


Guano River Development


Squirrel, quail, dove, gallinule, deer and hog
reached suitable populations for hunting on the
Guano River area for the 1961-62 hunting season.
Four additional wild turkeys were transplanted to
supplement those released the previous year and
brood production has been apparent.
Observations north of the area suggest turkey


hatching the first week of May with six poults about
two weeks old viewed around mid-May.
Hunting and fishing revenue from the area during
1961-62 totaled $75,583.34, compared to $58,159.50
during 1960-61 when only fishing and waterfowl
hunting were permitted.


ITable 5. SUMMARY OF ACTIVE PITTMAN-ROBERTSON PROJECTS
OPERATED IN 1961-62

Estimated
Project Name Purpose Total Cost

W-8-L Charlotte County Game Management Area Exchange of land to consolidate Commission
Acquisition........... .. ... ..... .... ..... holdings ............. .......... .... $ None
W-11-R Charlotte County Quail Investigation ............ To study ecology of south Florida quail........... 7,000.00
W-13-C Wildlife Management Coordination ............. To administer and supervise program ............ 19,300.00
W-15-D Habitat Restoration for Farm Game.............. To improve quail habitat........................ 6,800.00
W-19-R Florida Waterfowl Survey ..................... To study waterfowl ecology ...................... 6,700.00
W-22-R Mourning Dove Study ........................ To study dove populations and migrations......... 6,600.00
W-27-R Eglin Field Deer Investigation .............. .... To study deer populations and management....... 3,500.00
W-32-R Ocala Deer Investigation ..................... To study deer populations and management ....... 2,100.00
W-33-R Wildlife Inventory, Harvest, and Economic Survey. To learn statewide harvest and hunting pressures. .. 9,800.00
W-35-D North Florida Management Area Development.... To develop management areas in north and central
Florida................................. 72,300.00
W-39-R Wildlife Investigation of the Central and Southern
Florida Flood Control Project ................. To develop management and operational methods. .13,400.00
W-41-R Management Area Research ....................To study game populations and make management
recommendations................... .......... 17,648.00
W-43-D Wildlife Development of the Central and Southern
Florida Flood Control Project................. To develop Everglades Area..................... 14,500.00
W-45-D South Florida Management Area Development..... To develop management areas in south Florida..... 66,000.00
W-46-D Woodruff Reservoir Development ................ To develop management area .................... 19,625.00
W-47-D Guano River Development ................... .. To lease the waterfowl management area developed
through construction of a dike and water control
structure, and to develop additional food produc-
tion areas................................... 19,900.00
FW-1-R Cooperative Statistical Project................... Statistical aid in research projects by the Institute
of Statistics at North Carolina State College..... 937.50

$286,110.50


































The goose-like Fulvous Tree Duck is rare in Florida. These birds were photographed on the St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge, in
northwest Florida.


Woodruff Reservoir Project

Activities during 1961-62 included construction
of dikes, planting and unundation of waterfowl
food plantings, supervising corn production, and
harvesting through crop lease agreements.
Quail hunting proved successful with 910 birds
bagged equalling a harvest of about one bird per
three acres. The area was opened to gobbler hunt-
ing during the spring turkey season, with four kills
reported in the two week period.
Approximately 500 acres of corn planting provided
food for quail, turkey, dove, deer and pheasants.


Photos By Wallace Hughes
The drake PINTAIL. though not
brightly colored, is as elegant and
handsome as any of our ducks. With
brown head and long white neck
and breast, he looks as if he would
be at home at a formal-dress party.
Long, sharp-pointed tail feathers
give the Pintail its name.






Florida sportsmen consider the Bob-
white Quail as first choice in their
poll for favorite game birds and
animals.













































For Better Fishing Fisheries


FRESH WATER FISHING provides countless hours of
outdoor recreation for both residents and visitors
in the Sunshine State. People fish in Florida's fresh
waters because they enjoy fishing, because they
catch fish, because it provides them recreation and
pleasure without a great investment, and because
the fresh water fish of Florida are valued as table
fare. A valuable resource such as this deserves the
close attention of all concerned.
The Fisheries Division of the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission, in its endeavors to
manage, restore, conserve and regulate the fresh
water fish of this state, is indeed vitally concerned
with this resource.
What follows is a resume of the various programs
and projects which have contributed to the over-all
accomplishments of the Fisheries Division during
this biennium with descriptions of some of the typi-
cal activities carried out in each area of research or
service.
Regional Services
The five men who bear the title "Regional Fishery
Biologist," one in each of the Commission's five ad-


ministrative regions, are, perhaps, collectively, the
unsung backbone of the Fisheries Division.
Their work load and the variety of roles in which
they find themselves cast from day to day has snow-
balled during the biennium.
With the accelerated interest and activity on the
part of a public made aware of the needs in such
areas as pond and lake creation and management,
water pollution control, and concern with fishing in
public as well as private waters, the growing num-
ber of calls for information and/or assistance from
the regional technician has been both understand-
able and encouraging.
But as if response to these requests did not create
full-time jobs in themselves, it is the business of
regional biologists to make themselves available to
investigate and submit recommendations on all
dredging or pumping and filling activities around
public waters, to answer inquiries to do with such
things as fish identification, fish parasite problems in
farm ponds, details on lake and pond construction
and stocking, aquatic vegetation control, renovation
of established waters, and even the occasional prob-
lem 'gator in the wading pool!








A regional biologist also has to be a fair country
lawyer since he deals firsthand with the legal aspects
of obtaining easements for proposed boat ramp sites
and invariably spends many hours per year looking
up property deeds and plats in the county court-
house in connection with questions of lake bottom
ownership and the likes.
Regional men have unquestionably had more
direct contacts with the fishing public during the
biennium than any other members of the division.
They have indeed become "institutions" in their
spheres of influence and their work has meant more
than 25,600 acres of improved fishing waters for the
state.
Noxious Vegetation Control Program
Investigations in years past confirmed suspicions
that the water hyacinth was detrimental to the game
fish population of a lake or river.
Drifting mats of hyacinths can cover spawning
areas, the dangling roots sweeping muck and sand
through the beds. Sunlight is completely shut off,
causing the death of desirable underwater vegeta-
tion which plays host to the smaller organisms which
are essential to a healthy fish population.
While agencies other than the Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission have been interested in
controlling and progressively eradicating hyacinth
in the interests of navigation, flood control, and mos-
quito control, the Commission has been dedicated to
clearing the pesky plants from public waters in order
to open more of same to fishing and to improve fish-
ing in those waters.
In application a chemical is sprayed, under pump
pressure, usually from an air-boat or outboard boat,


sometimes from an airplane, on the offending rafts
of hyacinth:
The chemical, 2,4-D, is a hormone type-herbicide
which, when absorbed by a plant, literally forces the
plant to grow itself to death. The chemical is rela-
tively inexpensive, easy to apply, and is non-
injurious to humans, livestock, fish, and fowl if used
as directed. Two primary types are offered-the
amine and the ester. Both have their uses in hya-
cinth control.
With either the amine or the ester 2,4-D, the
standard, most-effective mixture is 1 to 100. To treat
one acre of hyacinths, it takes /2 gallon of the ester
type, 3 gallon of the amine type. Average cost per
acre is about $8.03 ($2.99 for chemicals, $5.04 for
operational expense).
Current operating funds come from the sale of
hunting and fishing licenses, and state-legislature-
appropriated money, with $127,700 from a coopera-
tive program with the corps of engineers in which
the state supplies 30% work-in kind money, the
Federal Government the other 70%.
During a single six-month period from January to
June 30, 1962, the Hyacinth Control Division, op-
erating eleven airboat crews and one airplane
sprayed a total of 5,820 gallons of chemicals to kill
hyacinths on 75 bodies of water in 33 counties. Acre-
age of hyacinths and other vegetation treated was
12,685.
The battle continues. New herbicides and new
techniques are constantly being tested, not only
against the hyacinth, but against the whole group of
plants labeled "noxious." This includes alligator
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division JOHN WOODS, Chief


Florida's water hya-
cinth is a long-time
enemy of the fresh
water angler. Cli-
matic conditions are
perfect for their rap-
id growth, and
eradication control
is a never ending
phase of fish man-
agement needed to
keep good fishing
waters open.






Photo By
Art Runnells

































Special lake and stream management pro-
grams must be continuous to weed out
undesirable fish species so that bumper
crops of gamefish will be available for
sports fishing. The special eradication
techniques through selective poisoning will
become more and more important. The
more rough fish that can be destroyed,
the greater the game fish populations will
become.


Photo By Gene Smith


(Continued from preceding page)
weed, water lettuce, cattail, maiden cane, water wil-
low, button bush, and coontail, to name a few.
The noxious vegetation program covers the entire
state. Areas on watersheds under treatment (or
completed) are: Fisheating Creek, Caloosahatchee
River, Harney Pond Creek, Indian Prairie Creek,
Taylor Creek, Lake Istokpoqa, Peace River, Myakka
River, Manatee River, Little Manatee River, Alafia
River, Hillsborough River, Upper St. Johns River,
Withlacoochee River, Oklawaha River, Santa Fe
River, Suwannee River, Aucilla River, Wacissa
River, Ochlockonee River and the Apalachicola
River.

Fish Restoration Project
Funds are provided by this project for all major
lake renovations by the method of chemically treat-
ing waters for removal of undesirable fish, notably
the gizzard shad.
Previously, these monies were provided by legis-
lative appropriation to the Game and Fresh Water


Fish Commission but during the biennium this par-
ticular appropriation was discontinued. Funds for
continuation of the project have since been provided
by increased revenue from the sale of fishing li-
censes, the increase having been brought about by
changes in the license structure effected by the legis-
lature.
These changes replaced the non-resident state li-
cense @ $10.00 with one for $8.50 and replaced the
non-resident 3-day license @ $1.00 with a 5-day one
for $2.00.
Through techniques largely perfected in Florida,
utilizing new and powerful fish toxicants, many
millions of pounds of trash fish have been eliminated
in operations over the state.
Great sums of money have been expended in this
continual program of shad control-all aimed at
"shortening the time between bites" for Florida
fishermen through scientific application of the latest
techniques in fish population manipulation. Chemi-
cals purchased with Restoration Project funds have
been used in all major chemical treatments of lakes.








Hatchery Facilities
Hatchery-raised fish in Florida are produced and
distributed from two hatcheries operated by the
Fisheries Division. The Holt Hatchery in West Flor-
ida produces and distributes bass, bluegill, and
shellcracker. The hatchery near Winter Haven deals
only with bass production.
Additional fish of each species are obtained from
the hatchery operated by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife
Service at Welaka, Florida for filling stocking orders
in every region of the state.
Deliveries of hatchery produced fingerlings result
when restocking of totally renovated bodies of water
is necessary and when lake or pond owners have ap-
plied for assistance and have had their waters
checked by regional fishery biologists, who have
then ordered the correct numbers of each species re-
quired for bringing the populations into more favor-
able balance.
Stocking as a fish management tool is most valu-
able when the waters are "new" and unpopulated, as
is the case with freshly built lakes or ponds and
with totally renovated bodies of water, that is, those
in which the existing fish populations have been
eliminated through chemical treatment or severe
drawdown or both. Personnel from these facilities
stocked more than 5 million fingerling bass, blue-
gills, shellcrackers and channel catfish during bien-
nium.
Federal Aid to Fisheries
Next time you walk out of a tackle shop clutching
that reel you've always yearned for, or the latest
lure that you can't fish without, take a moment to
consider that your purchase has helped the cause of
sport fishing throughout the entire United States.
For on every dollar spent on tackle and acces-
sories, the Federal government collects an eleven-
cent excise tax. Money in the Federal kitty is then
apportioned to the states, the amount determined by
a formula which compares the number of license
buyers, in a particular state to the total in all states,
and the area of that state to the area of the whole
country.




Two-men teams
were used as spe-
cial Lake and
Stream Survey
crews, to perform
complete inventories
on various water-
sheds. Reports and
survey maps are
published for the
public, after appear-
ing as feature ar-
ticles in Florida
Wildlife Magazine.


Photo By Bill Hansen
Federal Aid to Fisheries includes fresh water lake and
stream improvement for better angling, and in some cases
the creation of "new" fishing waters.

This Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act of Au-
gust 9, 1950 (better known as the Dingell-Johnson
Act), is currently supplying about $128,000 a year to
Florida, money which plays a vital role in helping to
maintain and to improve our state's famous fishing.
When a needed project has been proposed,
planned, and given the green light, the Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission carries" out the
plan, spending its own funds. The state then submits
reimbursement claims for 75% of the cost of the
project, either periodically or at completion of the
work. The remaining 25% of the project expenditure
is financed out of Commission funds collected from
fishing license sales.
All equipment, lands, and structures become the
property of the state. All project workers are hired
by the Commission and are state employees.
These projects were among those active in Florida
during the biennium:
Lake and Stream Survey
With D-J support, the F-6-R project has continued
to function according to plans which, if continued,
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(Continued from preceding page)
will provide the state with its first complete inven-
tory of all its major lakes and streams.
The two teams, consisting of a fishery biologist
and an aide each, worked according to watersheds.
The information gathered, concerning fish popula-
tions and other ecological data in addition to fishing
pressure figures and practical fishing information, is
published periodically in the form of popular reports
along with maps of the watersheds surveyed.
Such publications, designed for practical use by
fishermen, have to date been made available on the
Apalachicola River System, the Choctawhatchee
Watershed, and on Southeast Florida, covering Lake
Okeechobee, the canal system, Blue Cypress Lake,
and the marshy Conservation Areas.
Field work was also carried forward on the Yel-
low and Shoal River Watershed and the Suwannee
River Watershed, the latter having been described
in a mimeographed Preliminary Report.
In addition to publication of descriptive bulletins
and fishing maps, valuable fish population and chem-
istry data have been filed which will prove invalu-
able in the formation of future management plans
for the areas surveyed.
River Basins-Fishery Investigations
F-8-R
This D-J project evaluates the activities of state
and federal water control agencies which may be
detrimental to Florida's sport fishing. Suggestions
are made to these agencies whenever it appears as
though their plans may prove detrimental. Nine sig-
nificant reports have been prepared to date.
The project boundaries include all or part of sev-
enteen central and south Florida counties, and some
of Florida's major rivers and lakes; i.e., the Kissim-
mee River, Lake Okeechobee, Caloosahatchee, and
a major portion of the St. Johns River.
Everglades Fishery
Impoundment Investigations
F-16-R
The Everglades Fishery Impoundment Study has
been primarily concerned with research in the inter-
est of adding to the total knowledge of the Florida
sport fishery.
Chief among its accomplishments has been the
study of the varying rates of growth of the Florida
largemouth bass and the Northern largemouth bass.
Both fishes are found in Florida but the range of
the Florida Bass excludes him from the Suwannee
River drainage and westward.
The southern, or Florida form can be distinguished
by having smaller scales, higher scale counts, larger
size, and in some instances by coloration.
This investigation was designed primarily to de-
termine the seasonal growth of the largemouth bass
in South Florida and to relate its growth to the
ecological changes in the area.
Three ponds near Fort Lauderdale were stocked
with Florida largemouth bass fingerlings in April,
1960 and in July, 1960 two ponds were stocked with


Northern largemouth bass fingerlings imported from
Iowa,
During the study period, which was from April,
1960 to July, 1961 project personnel made periodic
samples from each pond during which each fish col-
lected was anesthetized, weighed in grams, meas-
ured in millimeters, and returned to the pond.
Careful water temperature checks were also made
which indicated that the water temperature range in
South Florida is suitable for year-round growth of
largemouth bass and further that bass grow fastest
when that temperature is 800F and above.
The data also suggested that the northern bass
would probably grow as well as the southern, or
Florida form if given the same environmental condi-
tions.
However, the Florida bass became sexually ma-
ture and spawned eight months after stocking while
the northern bass were not sexually mature at the
termination of the study.
The results of this study were presented in a paper
to the Ninety-Second Annual Meeting of the Ameri-
can Fisheries Society in September, 1962 at Jackson,
Wyoming by the project leader and author, James P.
Clugston.
Public Boat Ramp
F-13-D
This project continues to be one of the best re-
ceived of all Federal Aid projects.
The needs are great in this area of activity and the
Boat Ramp Project is proving to be a valuable tool
in that it assures the rights of fishermen and boaters
to access to our public waters.
Easements to ramp sites are acquired through ar-
rangements with private citizens, cities, and counties.
The selection of sites is governed by the needs of













The Striper is worth
patronizing. It is a
prime food fish-
grows big-and is a
tough, maneuvera-
ble gamester when
hooked.











Photos By
Wallace Hughes


the particular body of water for access. Often there
are bodies of water or long stretches of river or
stream totally without access facilities. These are
given primary consideration, with final site selection
being dependent upon satisfactory lease or purchase
arrangements and favorable geographical locations
for the proposed ramps.
The boat launching ramps completed during the
biennium reflects the work required to make avail-
able 16,937 additional acres of pond, lake, or reser-
voir waters and 190 additional miles of rivers,
streams, or creeks.
Anadromous Fish Study
F-10-R
Salt-water species which spawn in fresh water are
of considerable interest to sport-fishermen in Flor-



















Fishing waters are everywhere in Florida. but too often the
angler is hard pressed to find access points. More than 100
launching ramps have been built by the Commission in recent
years.


ida. If you have thrilled to the antics of a St. John's
river shad, or to the power of a striped bass from
the Jim Woodruff Dam waters, you can understand
the enthusiasm behind this project.
At present, sport fishing for the American shad
(Alosa sapidissima) on the St. John's River has de-
veloped to a high degree thanks to the efforts of a
Central Florida newspaper. While it could compare
favorably, the shad fishing in the St. Mary's River
and the Apalachicola River drainage system has not
yet been promoted.
Striped Bass (Roccus saxatilis), while appearing
to be in the southern extreme of their range in
Florida, do occur in abundance in the Apalachicola
drainage, and the sport-fishing for this prize fish is
slowly developing.
A Federal Aid project sponsored by Dingell-John-
son money, this work touches on the fish in Florida
which are anadromous. These are the fish which
normally spend their life in salt water but which
come into fresh water streams and rivers to spawn.
Like the sturgeon. Or the American or Alabama
shad. Or the striped bass.
"He's unpredictable, temperamental, and can
make you out a liar right quick," says Jimmy Barku-
loo, speaking out on his favorite subject, the striped
bass, and the prospects of hooking into one.
The goal of this project is to increase the stripers'
numbers in Florida. And it is not as simple as it
sounds. In many ways the striper is still a mystery
fish-despite constant and dedicated prying into its
life.
Much of this project's effort is involved with
catching stripers to tag them and to record other
data such as length and weight. The tagged fish,
caught again at a later date, supply valuable infor-
(Continued on next page)















Close to a million dollars flows into the
state's economy from increasingly popu-
lar American Shad sports fishing pursuits
along the St. Johns River.


(Continued from preceding page)
mation regarding growth rate and migration activi-
ties.
Private organizations have an interest in stripers,
too. This past September, the Izaak Walton League
of Stuart financed a project in which Barkuloo
brought a load of stripers from Chesapeake Bay
down to the St. Lucie River (not without its prob-
lems-the first load died en route!) where they
freed them north of Stuart. The project is being
watched with interest and with hopes that the ma-
jority of the stripers will survive and become estab-
lished. If they get off a successful spawn once in ten
years, the project will be labeled a success. Mean-
while, the fish are protected by special legislation in
Martin and St. Lucie counties for at least four years.
This fish is definitely worth promoting, and,
thanks to your tackle and license purchases which
help supply the Federal money for the research, it
looks as though striper fishing in Florida will be an
ever-increasing reality.
The American shad reach sexual maturity be-
tween the third and the fifth year, then head up the










The Alabama Shad, common in the Pan-
handle river systems, has been largely
ignored by fishermen.


river to spawn, and, if in the St. Johns, to complete
their life cycle, and die.
Fishing for shad in that area of the St. Johns gen-
erally east of Sanford has reached a height of so-
phistication. February through March is the best -
time to fish for them, with prime-time from mid-
February through mid-March.
On Florida's West Coast from the Suwannee up
through the Panhandle, shad are almost entirely
neglected. Project personnel have found them in
numbers in most of the major drainages, such as;
the Suwannee River Drainage, where he has netted
them at the mouths of the Sante Fe, Dead Bay and
Withlacoochee rivers, at the Bellville Bridge on the
Withlacoochee, at Alligator Pass, and at Fowler
Bluff.
In the Yellow River Drainage, shad have been
netted at the mouth of Shoal River and Y1 mile be-
low the Oakgrove Bridge on Highway #2.
The mouth of Holmes Creek in the Choctawhat-
chee River Drainage has yielded some young shad
but the spawning area of the adults has not yet been
located.







Shad were numerous in the creeks of the
Econfina-Bear Creek Drainage system before the
Deer Point Dam was constructed in November, 1961.
Barkuloo predicts that stretch of water immediately
below the dam will have a good potential.
The best places to find shad on the West Coast
and Panhandle is in the Apalachicola River Drain-
age, especially at the tailrace of the Jim Woodruff
Dam, and below the dam at the Dead Lakes and
junction of the Chipola River and Chipola Cut-off /2
mile south of the Dead Lakes Dam.
Project personnel have netted adults from all the
above-mentioned areas between February and May
with the biggest roe shad taken between February
and March.
These shad are the Alabama shad, thought by
some to be a separate species, by others to be a
variety of the American shad.
Lake Management
F-12-D
When a lake or river, vital to the economy and
recreation of a community, develops a pattern of
poor fishing, management methods are frequently
applied to restore the lake to its former productivity
and also to show the public how these management
practices can be of direct benefit to the people in
the community.
Bodies of water treated were Merritts Mill Pond,
Guano River Impoundment, Newmans Lake, North
Bay, now Deer Point Lake, Lake Trafford, Lake
Parker, and Lake Hollingsworth.
Deer Point Lake was created by the impound-
ment of a brackish water area of North Bay, in Bay
County. The new lake has an area of approximately
5000 acres and a 220 mile shoreline.
After impoundment the lake changed from brack-
a -


Lake Management programs restore "fished out" waters
to normal productivity, often improving local economy.


ish to strictly fresh water in a matter of months, be-
ing fed by four sizable natural streams.
The dam was constructed by the county but the
lake is under the joint management of the Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission and the Board of
County Commissioners for Bay County.
Fishery Management Research
F-14-R
In the spring of 1960, Dingell-Johnson money was
granted Florida for Fish Management Research. In
this multi-faceted project are clumped all the prob-
lems which, when solved, will improve the fish and
the fishing within our state.
By far the most promising of the research efforts
under this project is the evaluation of the Nile
bream, tilapia nilotica to biologists, as a catchable
food fish in Florida.
Elaborate plans have been made for controlled ex-
periments in reclaimed phosphate pits in the Tampa-
St. Petersburg area. Total water acreage will be
about 505 acres which will be sufficient space in
which to find most of the answers about this po-
tentially important imported fish. 0


Newest game fish made available to Florida anglers,
through Fishery Research, is the Tilapia-stocked in the
management area phosphate pits near Tampa.













Information


and


Education



JAMES FLOYD, Chief


N GENERAL, the Information and Education section
is charged with the responsibility of informing and
educating the public to proper conservation methods
and practices. It is vitally concerned with publicizing
the activities and policies of the Florida Game and
Fresh Water Fish Commission. It is always inter-
ested in maintaining good relations between the
sportsmen and the Commission. It is, of course, in-
terested in employee training and morale. It must,
at all times, work in cooperation with all branches
of the Commission in all fields, and it must attain
continuous and complete contact with all Commis-
sion employees and programs. Essentially, the Infor-
mation and Education Division is a service depart-
ment-offering its service to all persons connected
with the Commission, and to all sportsmen and citi-
zens of Florida and the United States.
To accomplish this duty, the Division uses many
programs, methods and ways of informing and edu-
cating the interested public.
Operations
Operational procedures and policies of the Infor-
mation and Education Division are outlined as fol-
lows:
By its nature, the Information and Education
program carried on by the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission is both intricate and widely
diversified.
In all, the Information and Education Division is
responsible for carrying on a total of 15 major inter-
related programs that fall roughly into the five gen-
eral classifications of Information, Education, Pub-
licity, Public Relations and Internal Employee
Training.
The 15 major programs that are carried on si-
multaneously are: Publications, Films and Film
Libraries, News Releases, Fair Exhibits, Radio,
Television, Newspapers, Photography, Public School
Resource-Use Education, Lectures, Information Re-
quests, Special Promotions, Organizations and Con-
ventions, Junior Conservation Clubs and League,
and Liaison work.
Each of these 15 major programs contains, of


course, many minor and varied programs and
projects.
In general, the Information and Education work is
carried on two main levels: Out-of-State Informa-
tion and Education, and Intra-State Information and
Education. Of the two, the Intra-State work has al-
ways been considered the more important phase of
the Commission's I&E work.
The Out-of-State I&E program is carried on pri-
marily through the office in Tallahassee. In its es-
sence, the theme of any programs designed for
out-of-state dissemination is to publicize the great
potentialities of fishing and hunting in Florida. Much
of this work is involuntary in that it is done at
specific requests from persons, concerns and states
outside of Florida.
The Out-of-State work continues to be necessary
and desirable just so long as the national interest in
Florida's fishing and hunting continues to grow so
rapidly as the result of invaluable publicity received
in countless national magazines, newspapers, books,
television programs and motion pictures. The out-of-
state work undoubtedly results in the arrival of
many hundreds of out-of-state visitors-fishermen
and hunters-and many prospective permanent resi-
dents.
The Intra-State work of the Information and Edu-
cation Division is considered to be of most vital in-
terest to the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission. This is because of the primary duty
and responsibility of the Game Commission is to the
Florida citizens who purchase licenses to fish and
hunt within the state.
The I&E Division is primarily charged with the
responsibility of informing and educating the gen-
eral public as to the policies, the work programs, the
game and fish laws and the management practices
which are being set into motion by the Commission.
The I&E Division is not, and has never been con-
sidered to be, a propaganda machine. Nor is it the
"brain" of the Commission. It serves, instead, as the
"tongue" of the Commission, giving voice, in all pos-
sible ways, to the official policies and practices of
the Commission. In order to do its job, the I&E














Hunter safety afield, and firearms safety
education are growing requirements
throughout Florida. There are a number of
excellent training aids made available to
volunteer instructors, and further safety
program planning is being formulated.







Division is concerned only with the true facts con-
cerning Florida wildlife and its proper conservation.
It is the duty of the I&E Division to cooperate
with and assist in every possible way all writers and
editors so as to help them present complete facts
about fish and wildlife.
In order to effect an efficient 15-point program on
a state-wide basis the Staff Officer known as the
Chief of Information and Education has the assist-
ance, cooperation and advice of five Regional Infor-
mation Officers. These Officers, located in each
Region headquarters office of the Commission, are
completely responsible for the proper conduct of
complete information and education programs in the
areas encompassed by the respective Regions.
Under the Regional administrative set-up, all
state-wide informational or educational programs
are organized and set into motion by the Tallahassee
office. The programs are then carried out on a
Regional, or local, basis by the Regional Officers.
Publications
The I&E Division cooperates with the staff of
FLORIDA WILDLIFE Magazine who edits and pro-
duces the majority of pamphlets, booklets and bro-
chures published for distribution by the Commission
as an aid to properly inform and educate interested
persons as to the importance of all wildlife and con-
servation responsibilities.
Films and Film Libraries
The Division maintains six film libraries through-
out the state at its Central and Regional Offices.
These films-mainly 16mm. color-sound-are avail-
able to interested groups for educational and instruc-
tional purposes. Both Commission-produced films,
and films produced by outside interests, are utilized
in the loan libraries.
News Releases
Statewide news releases are processed and dis-
tributed by the Tallahassee office. Region-wide news
releases are processed and distributed by the Re-
gional Information Office. News releases are one of
the most important programs carried on by the I&E
Division, for it is only through this medium that
most newspapers, radio stations, television stations,


editors, outdoor writers and interested sportsmen ob-
tain authoritative information concerning current
Commission policies, programs, activities, and rules
and regulations.

Youth Conservation Education
The Conservation Education Extension Section, a
phase of the over-all I&E operation, is concerned
with teaching and training the youth of Florida in
regard to the wise use of Florida's natural resources.
This is accomplished through a program which em-
braces youth conservation clubs, scouting in conser-
vation and a summer conservation camping program.

Exhibits
Many exhibits are installed at conventions, assem-
blies and fairs throughout the state. All such ex-
hibits feature official Commission policies and
programs as themes. The exhibits are scheduled,
constructed and exhibited through the initiative and
resources of the respective Regional offices.

Radio
Radio activities were confined mainly to personal
appearances by Regional Information Officers and
personnel on local radio stations and tape-recorded
programs.
Television
Regional Information Officers and personnel made
personal appearances on numerous television pro-
grams. During a twelve-month period, the five Re-
gional Information Officers made a total of 100
appearances on radio and television programs.

Lectures
All I&E Officers, as well as other employees of the
Commission, are continuously available for public
appearances and addresses before numerous public
gatherings and organizations throughout the state.

Other Activities
Work done in handling information requests,
special promotions, organizations and conventions,
and public school resource-use education is a rou-
tine part of an I&E program. S












Radio



Communications

RHETT McMILLIAN, Chief

THE Communications Section was established in
1948 with a primary function of aiding the Com-
mission's statewide law enforcement program. This
complex radio system has proven valuable in many
ways to the Commission's continuous efforts in
achieving greater operational efficiency with conse-
quent savings in time and money.
In addition to serving as a law enforcement tool,
the Communications section provides greater flexi-
bility in the overall administrative activities through-
out the state.
Headquarters for Communications is centrally lo-
cated at New Smyrna, with all the necessary equip-
ment required for the complex radio network
operations. Here are kept accurate cost records for
each radio unit, and the required stock of emergency
parts and supplies. Operating manuals and signal
cards prepared for Commission personnel are proc-
essed and distributed from the headquarters office.
The Communications system now consists of 289
mobile units, including airborne sets, and 34 base
stations, including two at temporary sites. Two of
the base stations are operated in cooperation with
the State Forest Service, two in cooperation with the
State Park Service, and one in cooperation with the
South Florida Conservation District.
Base stations are located at New Smyrna, Molina,
Munson, Eglin Field, Panama City, Bonifay, Wilma,
Tallahassee, Perry, Cross City, Lake City, Starke,
San Mateo, Jacksonville, Ocala, Williston, Leesburg,
Tomoka, Magnolia, Lakeland, Myakka, Highlands,
Okeechobee, Belle Glade, Immakolee, Miami, Trail
Center, Big Cypress, Naples, Clermont, Brooksville,
Safety Harbor, Keenensville, West Palm Beach, and
the State Civil Defense Emergency Control Center.
Several antenna sites have been established
around the state so ground mobile units may con-
nect to the large antennas for greater distance re-
ceiving, at important points.
The Commission continues to cooperate with the
Federal Civil Defense, and the system has played an
important part in all disaster test alerts. The chief of
communications is a member of the State Civil De-
fense Communications Committee.
In addition to the chief communications, the sec-
tion staff consists of five technicians located at New
Smyrna, Panama City, Lakeland, Lake City, and
Okeechobee. Each technician maintains complete re-
pair facilities and is responsible for the operation of
an average of eight base and 56 mobile units.
The majority of the projects completed during the
1960-62 biennium have been those intended to im-


Specialized communication technicians service 289 Commis-
sion mobile radio units, and 34 base radio stations.

prove coverage, and to smooth out cooperation. A
revised Operating Procedure book was published,
and operating schools conducted for operators. A
new class "Net Operator" was added, and the entire
Procedure manual was placed on audio tape, making
a new innovation in this type of teaching. *
STATION LOCATIONS
County Location
Escam bia ......................... M olina
Santa Rosa ...................... . M unson
Okaloosa ..................... . Eglin Field
Bay ............................... Panam a City
H olm es ................................ Bonifay
Liberty .......................... . W ilm a
Jackson ......................... W oodruff
Leon .......................... Tallahassee
Taylor ............................ . Perry
Dixie ............... .............. Cross City
Columbia ....................... Lake City
Duval ........................ Jacksonville
Bradford ......................... . Starke
Putnam ............................. San Mateo
Levy .............. ................. W illiston
Marion ............................ Ocala
Brooksville ...................... Hernando
Volusia ......................... . Tom oka
Volusia .................... New Smyrna Beach
Lake ............. ................. Leesburg
Orange .................. ..... Magnolia
Osceola ......................... Keenansville
Polk ............................... Lakeland
Pinellas ..................... Safety Harbor
Highlands ...... .. ......... . Sebring
Sarasota .................... Myakka State Park
Charlotte ........................ Berm ont
Okeechobee .. ............ ........ .Okeechobee
Palm Beach ........................ Palm Beach
Palm Beach ................... .... Belle Glade
Collier ........................... Immokalee
Collier ................................. N aples
Broward ........................ .. Hollywood
Collier ...................... . Trail Center








The Wildlife Officer


Law Enforcement


VIGOROUS enforcement of the Game and Fish laws
will always be an extremely important phase
of a good wildlife conservation program. It will al-
ways be necessary to have game and fish laws, and
it will always be necessary to see that such laws are
properly enforced.
Florida's Wildlife Officers have the tremendous
task of enforcing the game and fish laws applying
to approximately 39,000,000 acres of land and water
within the confines of the State of Florida. With the
second largest woodland area in the United States,
and with over 30,000 named fresh-water lakes,
countless rivers and streams, and 58,560 square
miles of territory to patrol, the Florida Wildlife
Officer is faced with a task that is all-important and
never ending.
Our Florida Wildlife Officers are engaged in a
tremendous task that is most important to the wel-
fare of the State of Florida. The importance of each
individual Wildlife Officer cannot be over-empha-
sized.
While in the field, the Wildlife Officer represents
the authority, the responsibility, the duty and the
potentiality of the entire Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission. To the average fisherman
and hunter, who has no other contact with the Com-
mission, the Florida Wildlife Officer IS the Florida
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission.
It is vitally important, therefore, that our Wildlife
Officers be men of good character and excellent
qualifications. They must be thoroughly trained in
all techniques of good law enforcement and must
understand general wildlife conservation and man-
agement principles. It is important that they have
both good personal character and educational back-
ground. They must have the physical stamina neces-
sary to a lifetime of rugged work in the outdoors
under difficult conditions. They must have the men-
tal attributes necessary to keep abreast of the rapid
advance in modern wildlife conservation theories.
The Wildlife Officer must, above all, be ever cour-
teous and fair in all matters relating to the sports-
men and the general public of Florida.
The Wildlife Officer must also be capable of work-
ing independently, by himself, in wilderness areas
where he cannot obtain either company, assistance
or instructions. He must, in other words, be self-
operating, self-governing and self-supervising at
many times.
The job of Wildlife Officer is essentially the same
in all Regions of the State. The Officers must, how-
ever, adapt their work procedure to fit local circum-
stances, such as geography, topography, population
concentrations of wildlife and humans, and seasonal
variations. With good transportation equipment-
cars, trucks, Jeeps, airboats, marsh buggies, horses,


boats, motors, airplanes-and effective radio com-
munications, the Florida Wildlife Officers effectively
cover the entire State, insofar as is humanly prac-
ticable under present budgetary requirements.
But Law Enforcement, or the sole responsibility
of enforcing the Game and Fish Laws, is not the
Wildlife Officer's only duty. The Officer is also ex-
pected to serve or assist in local game and fish
management work, community service, special in-
vestigations and public appearances. The Wildlife
Officer is expected to make suitable speeches before
organized groups, maintain his equipment in good
working order, assist in fair exhibits and special
promotions, and make many appearances in court.
He is also concerned with maintaining good rela-
tions between the sportsmen of the state and the
Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission. And,
since he has specialized transportation equipment,
good radio communications and the necessary ex-
perience, the Wildlife Officer is often called upon
for aid in search and rescue missions involving dis-
tressed persons.
In all, the Wildlife Officer has a well-rounded
schedule of duties that is extremely important in
the program of conservation, protection and utiliza-
tion of our fish and game.
By definition, the Florida Wildlife Officer is the
man who is primarily concerned with enforcement
of the Game and Fish Laws. However, all male em-
ployees of the Commission, except office janitors,
are actually commissioned as wildlife officers with
the duty of enforcing the Game and Fish Laws, no
matter what their routine jobs might be.
There were also continuous improvements in the
Training Program whereby all new Wildlife Officers
undergo a brief but comprehensive training pro-
gram before being assigned to their duties in the
field. As a result, the inexperienced officer is much
better prepared to assume the responsibilities of his
new job.
All Wildlife Officers, new and old, undergo peri-
odic Training Schools where they receive the latest
information concerning all Commission programs
and activities. In Training, the accent is on Fish
and Game Laws, Law Enforcement Techniques,
Wildlife Code, Commitment and Imprisonment,
Searches, Seizures, Forfeitures, and similar topics.
Other studies include the State Constitution, Game
Management, Fish Management, First Aid and
Safety, Federal Court Procedures, Public Relations,
and many other courses of instruction.
The Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission realizes that only through the cooperation
of an informed and interested public can game law
violators be controlled and good conservation prac-
tices be employed.










Financial Statement


FLORIDA GAME AND FRESH WATER FISH COMMISSION

Financial Statement-July 1, 1960, through June 30, 1962

Statement of Cash Receipts, Disbursements, and Balances


1960-1961 1961-1962

Item Total Source Total Item Total Source Total


Receipts:
Beginning Cash Balance July 1......................
Licenses Sold by County Judges ................ $1,912,134.50
Licenses Sold by State Office ................... 52,468.85
Revenue from Other Government Agencies ....... 362,141.14
Revenue from Use of Property .................. 22,955.89
Revenue from Sale of Fixed Assets .............. 27,717.78
Revenue from Publication of Magazine........... 32,696.72
Revenue from Other Sources..................... 2,477.86
Total Cash Receipts Schedule "A" .............................

Adjustment Account..............................
Special Building Fund ............................
Cancelled and Restored Warrants ..................

Total Revenue Available ..................................... ..

Disbursements:
Salaries...................................... .$1,364,725.67
Other Personnel Services .......................... 652.50
Advertising Florida Resources.................... .. 856.05
General Printing and Reproduction................. 117,025.96
Repairs to Equipment ............................ 83,401.73
Telephone, Telegraph, Postage, Freight ............. 43,840.50
Travel.......................................... 99,994.35
Other Contractual Services. ....................... 75,755.41
Office Materials and Supplies ...................... 14,134.56
Motor Fuel and Lubricants......... '............... 159,716.94
Other Materials and Supplies ...................... 66,993.47
Insurance and Surety Bonds .................. .... 41,156.14
Educational, Agricultural and Scientific Supplies .... 49,749.11
Parts, Fittings, and Maintenance Supplies........... 56,758.58
Rental of Buildings and Equipment.................. 33,073.20
Other Current Charges............................ .......... .
Motor Vehicles. .................................. 135,973.62
Motors, Boats, Trailers ........................... 20,486.67
Buildings and Fixed Equipment..................... 4,625.20
Office Furniture and Equipment ................... 7,151.39
Other Capital Outlay ............................. 47,768.76
Other Expenses ........... ................ 25,010.79
Transfer to Federal Government ................... 32,765.98
Non-Operating Service Charge ..................... ...........
Total Disbursements Schedule "B" ....................

Adjustment Account .............................
County Judges Account. ..........................
Transfer Special Building Fund ....................
Correct Prior Year Expenditures ...................
Building Construction and Furnishings..............

Total Disbursements .................................

Ending Cash Balance ................................
Less Special Building Fund Balance ................

Cash Balance Carried Forward June 30...............


$ 114,286.04








2,412,592.74

37.60
24,114.89
662.50

$2,551,693.77






























$2,481,616.58


86.00
13,500.00

19,406.53

$2,514,609.11

$ 37,084.66
4,708.36

$ 32,376.30


$2,080,121.00
60,820.05
440,951.91
54,316.75
22,145.75
35,354.15
36,131.27


$ 32,376.30








2,729,840.88


28,708.36


$2,790,925.54


$1,437,951.90
70,190.89
864.83
89,477.83
83,922.43
48,333.55
131,514.18
44,119.67
15,812.41
177,112.22
85,125.75
37,454.80
39,680.24
53,737.46
29,656.99
11,573.50
112,719.76
15,622.18
12,745.94
8,211.91
27,187.04
40,754.57
34,777.38
59,615.05


$2,668,162.48

19.40
1,618.75
24,000.00
36.29
26,916.84

$2,720,753.76

$ 70,171.78
1,791.52
$ 68,380.26










Schedule A


1960-61 1961-62

Item Total Source Total Item Total Source Total


Sale of Sporting License
Fishing ................. $909,399.50
Hunting................. 764,226.50
Trapping ............... 1,518.00
U.S. Permits.............. 1,000.00
Alien Hunting............ 100.00
State Hunting Permits.... 160,535.00
Archery Permits.......... 10,535.00
Webb Permits............ ......
Quail Permits ........... .......
Dove Permits ........... .......
Previous Years Permits...........

Total Sporting License.. $1,847,314.00

Sale of Commercial License
Retail Fish Dealer........ $14,480.00
Non-Resident Retail Fish
Dealer................. 250.00
Wholesale Fish Dealer..... 3,050.00
Non-Resident Wholesale
Fish Dealer............ 2,000.00
Commercial Boats........ 12,688.40
Previous Years Commercial
License............... 28.15
Non-Resident Commercial
Boat .................. 76.05
Boat Registration Fees.... 3,311.25
Nutria License............ 475.00
Hunting Preserve......... 1,100.00
Guide................. 290.00
Game Farm.............. 1,850.0O
Wholesale Fur Dealer and
Agents............... 1,125.00
Local Fur Dealer......... 60.00
License to Exhibit Poison-
ous or Venomous Reptiles 50.00
Total Commercial License 40,833.85

Other Sources
Court Costs............. $39,219.70
Miscellaneous Receipts.... 1,918.76
Previous Years License
Collected.............. 76,455.50
Federal Aid Hyacinth
Control................ 5,946.76
Dingell-Johnson ........ 110,736.06
Pittman-Robertson....... 206,238.62
Sale of Magazine Subscrip-
tions.................. 31,326.68
Sale of Magazine Single
Copies................. 1,370.04
Sale of Old Equipment.... 27,717.78
Sale of Construction Ma-
terials and Equipment... 559.10
Charlotte County Graiing
Lease............. ... 4,141.27
Webb Area Marl Lease.... 569.42
Palm Beach County Lease
and Easement.......... 10,000.00
Stump Lease............. 6,294.20
Miscellaneous Leases...... 1,951.00

Total Other Sources..... 524,444.89
Total Receipts................... $2,412,592.74


$986,177.50
800,233.50
2,240.00
950.00
200.00
168,095.00
13,425.00
2,790.00
222.00
1,800.00
835.00



$ 15,945.00
200.00
3,150.00

1,000.00
12,493.65
5.00
78.90
2,810.50
550.00
1,675.00
310.00
1,975.00

1,085.00
110.00

45.00


$1,976,968.00


41,433.05


$41,518.00
23,602.20

122,540.00

114,151.04
85,797.77
199,485.10

33,830.73

1,523.42
22,145.75

12,529.07

20,481.07
594.24

10,000.00
22,490.44
751.00

711,439.83

$2,729,840.88


Schedule B


1960-61 1961-62
Item Total Item Total

Disbursements
Salaries ...................................... .. $1,364,725.67 $1,437,951.90
Professional Fees and Consultation Services.......... 652.50 1,403.08
Other Personal Services ............................ ............ 68,787.81
Advertising Florida Commodities................... 856.05 864.83
Communication and Transmittal of Things ......... 43,840.50 48,333.55
General Printing and Reproduction ............... 117,025.96 89,477.83
Repairs and Maintenance........................ 83,401.73 83,922.43
Travel..................................... 99,994.35 131,514.18
Utilities ......................................... 8,672.64 11,660.16
Other Contractual Services........................ 75,755.41 44,119.67
Clothing, Linen, and Textile Products .............. 7,508.00 23.90
Building and Construction Materials and Supplies.... 3,002.26 1,279.86
Coal, Fuel Oil.................................. 1,792.38 1,443.47
Educational, Medical, Scientific, and Agricultural
Material and Supplies......................... 49,749.11 39,680.24
Food Products ................................. 1,391.66 2,804.33
Maintenance Materials and Supplies............... 56,758.58 53,737.46
Motor Fuels and Lubricants...................... 159,716.94 177,112.22
Office Materials and Supplies...................... 14,134.56 15,812.41
Other Materials and Supplies...................... 66,993.47 85,125.75
Insurance, Surety Bond, and Auto Liability.......... 41,156.14 37,454.80
Pensions and Benefits ............................ 550.00 600.00
Rental of Buildings and Equipment ............... 33,073.20 40,630.49
Other Current Charges and Obligations ............. 2,093.85 23,542.85
Books .................................. .... 420.48 274.82
Fixed Capital Outlay............................ 4,625.20 10,432.74
Educational, Medical, Scientific, and Agricultural
Equipment .............................. ..... 1,713.63 513.75
Motor Vehicles ................................... 135,973.62 112,719.76
Motors, Boats, and Trailers ....................... 20,486.67 15,622.18
Other M otor Vehicles ......... ...... ..... ... ............. 3,685.71
Office Furniture and Equipment ................... 7,151.39 8,211.91
Other Structures and Improvements ................ 700.00 2,313.20
Other Capital Outlay.............................. 44,934.65 22,712.76
Distribution and Transfer to Other Funds........... 32,765.98 34,777.38
Service Charge General Revenue .................... ........... 59,615.05

Grand Total ................. .............. $2,481,616.58 $2,668.162.48










Schedule C
Disbursements by Departments


1960-61 1961-62
Budget Department Budget Department
Total Total Total Total

Administration
Salaries................. $30,548.88 $32,318.29
Other Personal Services.............. 40.00
General Expense.......... 5,519.97 15,522.83
Capital Outlay........... 1,862.78 $37,931.63 2,130.93 $50,012.05


General Services
Salaries.................. $19,668.09
Other Personal Services.... 380.00
General Expense.......... 84,970.03
Capital Outlay .......... 1,295.90
Non-Operating Expense.. ....... $106,314.02


Fiscal
Salaries.................. $41,653.95
Other Personal Services.... ..........
General Expense.......... 11,917 90
Capital Outlay........... 832.81 $ 54,404.66


General Fisheries
Salaries................. $35,878.79
General Expense.......... 15,185.51
Capital Outlay........... 8,626.43


$ 59,690.73


Dingell-Johnson
Salaries................ $75,432.41
Other Personal Services..............
General Expense.......... 49,246.13
Capital Outlay........... 11,150.50 $135,829.04


Hyacinth Control
Salaries.......... ....... $47,704.75
Other Personal Services..............
General Expense ......... 62,041.10
Capital Outlay ........... 3,795.00 $113,540.85


St. Johns River Project
Salaries .. ........... ....
Other Personal Services..............
General Expense......... .... ....
Capital Outlay....... .... .


Fish Hatcheries
Salaries........... ..... $27,043.67
Other Personal Services..............
General Expense.......... 9,480.46
Capital Outlay........... 292.92 $36,817.05


Fish Restoration
Salaries. ......... ..... ....
General Expense.......... ..........
Capital Outlay........... .........


Information and Education
Salaries..... ............ $67,442.38
Other Personal Services............
General Expense ......... 55,288.95
Capital Outlay ......... 10,472.28 $133,203.61


Magazine Publication
Salaries........... ...... $19,909.63
Other Personal Services...........
General Expense......... 75,279.11
Capital Outlay........... 24.00 $95,212.74

Pittman-Robertson
Salaries.................$141,737.12
Other Personal Services.... 52.50
General Expense ......... 122,243.00
Capital Outlay........... 31,484.60 $295,517.22


General
Game Management
Salaries.................. $38,565.85
Other Personal Services.... 210.00
General Expense.......... 31,618.55
Capital Outlay........... 1,322.09


$71,716.49


State Hunts
Salaries........... ...... $77,552.33
Other Personal Services.............
General Expense.......... 38,746.73
Capital Outlay............ 3,777.84 $120,076.90


$27,066.60
2,163.03
87,137.43
3,882.08
59,615.05 $179,864.19



$43,856.34
1,831.00
13,165.58 .
494.50 $ 59,347.42



$41,540.00
18,289.16
3,432.45 $ 63,261.61



$98,840.42
190.00
56,789.60
6,614.12 $162,434.14



$62,989.18
544.50
49,310.98
1.723.67 $114,568.23



$ 6,204.75
38.25
2,130.82
512.07 $ 8,885.89



$17,524.50
538.75
6,976.89
2,658.26 $27,698.40



$13,723.50
19,753.42
60.65 $ 33,537.57



$65,359.71
375.00
48,844.90
6,969.50 $121,549.11



$16,783.66
5,233.40
67,555.33
2,021.88 $91,594.27



$99,869.32
4,040.50
114,697.34
19,144.01 $237,751.17




$66,495.23
1,389.71
27,444.13
1,178.41 $96,507.48



$31,236.95
40,949.75
32,189.81
22.10 $104,398.61


Schedule C (continued)
Disbursements by Departments


Budget Department
Total Total

National Forest
Salaries............... $11,002.30
Other Personal Services.... ..........
General Expense......... 34,627.57
Capital Outlay........... .......... $45,629.87

South Florida Region
Salaries ............... $1 .14,670.62
Other Personal Services.............
General Expense....... 40,415.57
CapitalOutlay .......... 9,271.28 $164,357.47

Northeast Florida Region
Salaries............. .151,266.09
Other Personal Services.... 10.00
General Expense .......... 51,099.85
Capital Outlay........... 27,955.82 $230,331.76

Northwest Florida Region
Salaries ......... ... $131,337.21
Other Personal Services............
General Expense.......... 44,959.61
Capital Outlay ......... 17,543.68 $193,840.50

Everglades Region
Salaries ............. $107,943.85
Other Personal Services..............
General Expense.......... 60,673.73
Capital Outlay........... 17,013.82 185,631.40

Central Florida Region
Salaries ................ $135,084.72
General Expense ......... 48,523.38
Capital Outlay.......... 26,457.32 $210,065.42

Communication Division
Salaries.................. $52,233.03
Other Personal Services..............
General Expense........... 27,709.59
Capital Outlay ......... 42,609.89 $122,552.51


Aviation Division
Salaries.................. $38,050.00
GeneralExpense.......... 30,685.93
Capital Outlay........... 216.78


$ 68,952.71


Grand Total..................... $2,481,616.58


Total Expenditures
by Budget
Salaries ............... $1,364,725.67
Other Personal Services.... ..........
General Expense........... 900,885.27
Capital Outlay. ......... 216,005.64
Non-Operating Expense.............


$2,481,616.58


1961-62
Budget Department
Total Total


6 445.10
10,986.57
37,080.81
67.55 $48,580.09


$ 124,142.52
348.00
43,605.44
21,352.07


$189,448.03


$157,628.52
205.00
52,717.59
23,513.69 $234,064.80


$153,356.70
929.03
49,050.29
24,540.82 $227,876.84


$130,902.64
320.00
74,004.89
21,214.90


$226,442.43


$142,942.47
56,023.99
19,022.76 $217,989.22


$57,267.60
68.40
25,817.37
6,950.41 $ 90,103.78


$51,457.94
23,809.21
6,980.00 $ 82,247.15

$2,668,162.48


$1,437,951.90
72,065.89
922,042.81
176,486.83
59,615.05 $2,668,162.48


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