Biennial report
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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: 1962
Frequency: biennial
Subjects / Keywords: Game protection -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Fish culture -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Fishery management -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Wildlife management -- Florida   ( lcsh )
Genre: government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
serial   ( sobekcm )
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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July 1,







State of Florida

Game &

Fresh Water Fish Commission






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A. D. Aldrich, DIRECTOR Ed. Madill, CHAIRMAN
0. E. Frye, ASS'T. DIRECTOR Ronald Wise W. T. McBroom
Marcus Milam K. K. Kennedy

Governor of the State of Florida
Tallahassee, Florida
SIR: We have the privilege of submitting here-
with the Biennial Report of the Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission, for the period
starting July 1, 1962, and ending June 30, 1964.
This report contains detailed outlines on Com-
mission activities, and its major operational
divisions, during that period.
Respectfully submitted,




T HE MEMBERSHIP of the Commission consists of
five members, one from each Congressional
District, as existing on January 1, 1941. Commis-
sioners are appointed by the Governor, subject to
confirmation by the Senate, for a term of five
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, rep-
tiles and amphibians.
During the 1962-64 biennium, the Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission saw several
changes in its membership.

First District:
E. L. Madill, appointed December 19, 1961.

Second District:
Charles L. Hoffman, resigned September 21,
J. B. Davis, appointed September 27, 1962,
resigned June 30, 1963.
Marcus Milam, appointed July 19, 1963.
Third District:
Ronald Wise, appointed January 6, 1962.
Fourth District:
W. Thomas McBroom, appointed April 28,
Fifth District:
F. Don Southwell, resigned December 31,
K. K. Kennedy, appointed January 8, 1964.

Statement of Policy

It is the declared policy of this Commission that
a balanced program of enforcement, research, in-
formation and education, administration and
programing is required to carry out the objec-
tives of the Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission. Furthermore this Commission believes
that the Director is the Chief Administrative Of-
ficer and shall be charged with the carrying out
of the policy directives of the Commission and
the performance of the routine administrative
functions including personnel selection, promotion
policies, research, development and programing.
The Commission reserves unto itself the power
for making all major policy decisions collectively
together with the budgetary controls as the cur-
rent 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
rapidly expanding requirements for hunting and
fishing throughout the State, it will be necessary
for the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission
to coordinate and correlate its program with those
of other agencies but the dilution of existing
authority granted this Commission is contrary
to existing policy.


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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 Commis-
sion, and is presently a member of the Citizen's
Committee 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
National Forests."
Since assuming duties as Director in Florida he
has been active in the broad aspects of conserva-
tion through such groups as the Audubon Society,
National Wildlife Federation, Izaak Walton
League, and youth conservation education pro-
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.


Administration ----....... ..--.............. 4

Fiscal Division ......--------------....... 6

Fisheries Division -.......... -------. ---.....-----. -- 10
Game Management Division ...------ -- 14
Communications Division ...------------ 18

Law Enforcement -

Statistical Summary

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A. D. ALDRICH, Director

June 30, 1964

E. L. Madill, Chairman, Dade City

Marcus Milam, Gainesville

Ronald W se, DeFuniak Springs

W. T. McBroom, Miami

K. K. Kennedy, Ocala


Dr. O. E. Frye, Jr., has served as Assistant Di-
rector of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission since 1951. He first joined the Com-
mission as a bobwhite quail research technician
on January 14, 1946, and has since rendered serv-
ice in many capacities and positions.

Dr. Frye is especially noted for organizing and
putting into effect a progressive game manage-
ment program for the Commission, with a subse-
quent improvement in hunting success for the
Florida hunter. He has written numerous techni-
cal and non-technical articles about wildlife and
game management programs for many different

During recent years, Dr. Frye has been par-
ticularly active in a program to improve Commis-
sion employee standards and performance.

The Commission


THE FLORIDA Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission 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 Commis-
sion all regulatory and management authority for
birds, game, fresh water fish, fur-bearing animals,
reptiles and amphibians.
The Commission consists of five Commission-
ers-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
appointments are for terms of five years, 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 Com-
Assisting the Director, and immediately under
his supervision, are an Assistant Director, a Sec-
retary to the Commission, personnel working on
special 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
Director. Division personnel are, of course, respon-
sible 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 admin-
istrative duties, but also to keep the Director, and
through him the Commission itself, fully informed
as to all important activities in all administrative
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 con-
stantly confronted. Staff Officers in the Talla-
hassee main office were often isolated, not only
from their own personnel, but also from the

sportsmen and general public of the State of
In an effort to overcome this operational handi-
cap, the Administrative set-up was decentralized
to attain closer contact with field problems and
To accomplish this, Game Commission Regional
offices were established in strategically located
spots throughout the state. Five Regions, and of-
fices, were located in Northwest Florida, North-
east Florida, Central Florida, South Florida and
Everglades Florida, with headquarters now in
Panama City, Lake City, Ocala, Lakeland and
West Palm Beach. Permanent headquarters build-
ings have been constructed 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 directly responsible for all activities within the
geographical area composing their Region. These
include all work and personnel in law enforcement,
communications, game and fish management,
aviation, information and education, and budget-
ary 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
therefore possible to put any overall program into
immediate 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
Regional Managers is the most important item in
the entire Administrative set-up.
Answerable to the various Staff Officers are
additional sub-supervisory personnel. To the
Chief of Fiscal is delegated responsibility for the
State Property Officer, and Bookkeeping and
Auditing personnel. The Game and Fish Manage-
ment Chiefs are responsible for the leaders of Fed-
eral and Statewide Projects, such as the hyacinth
control program, wildlife management areas, deer
and turkey restoration, and water fowl and mourn-


ing dove research 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 Information Officers. Regional Man-
agers are responsible 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 details 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 responsibility to the Director.


Third District
226 Airport Drive
Panama City, Florida


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


Fifth District
2520 Silver Springs Blvd.
Ocala, Florida

First District
2202 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, Florida

Administrative Assistant
Fish Management Division
H. E. WALLACE, Chief
Game Management Division
Information-Education Division
Communications Division

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


J. O. BROWN, Mgr.
South Florida Region
Northeast Florida Region
Northwest Florida Region
Everglades Region
Central Florida Region





The Sportsman's




SHE FISCAL DIVISION is one of five major opera-
tional divisions of the Florida Game and Fresh
Water Fish Commission. This division has many
complex tasks and responsibilities in complying
with the many approved statewide fresh water
fishing and hunting conservation programs within
the revenue available under the State Game Fund.
All revenues are anticipated prior to the beginning
of each fiscal year, for this Commission is classi-
fied as a self-sustaining agency. This means all
expenditures must be governed in proportion to
revenue income, and in compliance with laws set
forth by Florida Statutes.
There are approximately forty-five sources of
revenue; the major source being the sale of sport
fishing and hunting licenses. These licenses are
distributed to the County Judges' office by the
fiscal division and monthly sales reports are sub-
mitted to the Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
mission. This division issues all commercial
licenses, audits all invoices, records arrest fees,
retains records on insurance, and handles adminis-
tration of property and property records and
During the 1962-S3 fiscal year the fiscal divi-
sion installed additional IBM equipment as a
means of furnishing up-to-date financial data on
commission activities. This has proven beneficial
not only to the fiscal division, but to administra-
tion, game, fish, and information and education
divisions as well.

Chief, Fiscal Division

Revenue Facts
As stated the major source of revenue is derived
from the sale of sport fishing and hunting licenses.
These liceness are sold by the County Judge or
their duly appointed sub-agents over the state.
Each County Judge receives a fee of 25c for each
license sold less than $3.00, and 50c for each li-
cense sold costing $3.00 or more. The duly au-
thorized and appointed sub-agent is allowed to
charge an additional 25c fee over the cost of the
license and said fee is retained by the sub-agent.
This charge was allowed by law passed by the
legislature during this biennium. With the in-
crease in the availability of sport licenses an
increase in sales have resulted, thus making it
beneficial not only to the commission, but to the
counties as well. The Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission has no jurisdiction over the appoint-
ment of sub-agents and the accountability of all
licenses in the county is the responsibility of the
You can readily understand the necessity for

Statistical Summaries Pages 22-24

additional IBM equipment since the receipts dur-
ing the 1962-64 biennium increased more than
$462,458.00, or an average of $231,229.00 per year.
Not only was there a large increase in revenue,
but in expenditures as well, amounting to $409,-
286.00, or an average of $204,643.00 per year. The
major increase in revenue was derived from sale
of sport licenses, with fishing licenses showing an
increase of over $379,332.00 and hunting an in-
crease of more than $250,323.00
In determining the increase in fishing licenses,
we note there was a decrease of more than $26,-
000.00 in resident state license, but an increase of
$33,465.00 in non-resident state license. It is also
noted that the cost of the non-resident license was
changed from $10.00 to $7.50.at the beginning of
our 1961-62 fiscal year. Thus, with the decrease in
the cost of the license, the result has shown an
increase in number and revenue which indicates
that the reduction was received favorably by non-
residents who desired to take the opportunity of
enjoying the fine fishing facilities available over
the state.
There was also another change in the fishing
license during the 1961-62 fiscal year. The non-
resident 3-day license, which during 1960-61 sold
for $1.00, whereas in 1961-62 was changed to five


days at a cost of $2.00. This resulted in an increase
in revenue of more than $11,273.00.
The commission is endeavoring to establish fish
management areas comparable to game manage-
ment areas as a means of increasing the interest
of the sport fisherman for resident as well as
The increase in our hunting license sales also
reflected an increase in other licenses available to
the sportsman such as the state hunting permit,
dove permit and the hunting preserve license.
During the past biennium there was an increase
of $65,000.00 in the sale of state hunting permits,
$20,000.00 increase in dove permits and more than
a $1,400.00 increase in the hunting preserve li-
cense. In order for these permits, state hunting or
dove, to be used in any of the designated manage-
ment areas or dove fields, a regular hunting li-
cense is required. The management areas and dove
fields are actively pursued in an effort to increase
the area for hunting and the interest of hunters
both resident and non-resident. These have been
accepted very favorably for during the 1962-64
biennium more than $1,817,000.00 was received
from the sale of hunting licenses both resident and

L/CEn/SE 2.7%

1962- 1963 1963- 1964

Total Receipts by Classification

Other Income Source
The commercial license sales are handled by the
Fiscal Division and include retail and wholesale
fish dealers, game farm, commercial boat license
and registration, guide and shooting preserve, etc.,
with an increase over the previous biennium.
Some of the other sources of revenue show a
considerable increase as the result of commission
personnel activities and one specific being court
cost or arrest fees. During the past biennium, we
show an increase of approximately $20,000.00.
This certainly shows an increased effort of en-
forcement personnel in the curtailment of game
and fish violations. Not only is the fiscal division
responsible for recording the arrest fees on each
case, but for the billing of the respective counties
each month for fees as well as the mileage.
Revenue from various type leases such as graz-
ing, stump and oil showed an increase during the
biennium with the oil lease as a new source of
Federal Aid Funds
Revenue is received from the Federal Govern-
ment as reimbursement of expenditures resulting
from commission activities under the Pittman-
Robertson Act for game management, Dingell-
Johnson Act for fish management and Corps of
Engineers for hyacinth control. The income from

the game and fish management program is based
partially on the number of license holders in the
state for the previous year or years, as well as the
state's total acreage, plus the number of approved
game and fish management programs in opera-
tion. The amount of revenue under the hyacinth
control program is based on funds released to the
Corps of Engineers for noxious vegetation control
work in Florida. Revenue derived from the three
Federal Aid Programs totals approximately $330,-
000.00 per year, although this amount changes
each year, since it is based on factors as stated.

License Reports
The license reports received from the 67 coun-
ties relative to the sale of fishing and hunting
license must be checked and balanced by this
division. Every license printed must be accounted
for, with all records verified by the State Audit-
ing Department. All sport licenses are forwarded
to the County Judges prior to the beginning of
each fiscal year. He is responsible for all licenses
assigned to him and accountable to the commis-
sion for sales and returned licenses.
Property Control
The purchase, sale and inventory of all commis-
sion property comes under the jurisdiction of the
division property officer. The property officer
records and assigns numbers to all equipment

Total Receipts by Activity

1962- 1963 1963- 1964

1962- 1963 1963- 1964

Total Disbursements by Activity

owned by the Commission, also to whom assigned
along with transfers when they occur.
The property officer makes periodic inspection
of all equipment and submits a full report of the
condition along with recommendations for replace-
An operational cost report is sent to the prop-
erty officer monthly on all motor vehicles and
outboard motors. This report enables the property
officer to determine the cost of operation, such as
miles per gallon, cost per mile, total cost of serv-
icing and repairs, plus total time and miles driven
since purchased.
The operational cost report also enables the
property officer to determine the best price we
should receive for the sale of this equipment on
competitive bids. When the equipment is consid-
ered no longer serviceable the property officer
recommends the sale and price we should receive.
The property officer draws up the specifications
for the purchase of all new equipment and sees
that the dealer complies with the specifications
when it is delivered.
The value of our equipment in 1962-63 was
$1,177,350.00, whereas in 1963-64 it was valued
at $1,245,805.00.

Purchasing Procedures
A purchase order is required for each purchase
in excess of $25.00. Purchase orders relating to
repairs may be issued by division chiefs or re-
gional 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 is extremely important for proper distribu-
tion of Commission Funds and determining our
encumbrances at any given date.
All payments are made by state warrants issued
by the State Comptroller the same as all other
state agencies and departments are required.

Budget Procedure
The Fiscal Division consults with each division
chief and regional manager in preparing individ-
ual annual budgets prior to the start of the fiscal
year to determine our state-wide need.
In compiling an overall state budget the fiscal
division must be sure that the anticipated expense
budget remains within the anticipated revenue.
The Fiscal Division must exercise full control
to see that the rate of expenditures remains in
proportion to the rate of revenue income during
any specific time or period of the fiscal year.
The total revenue income during the 1962-64
biennium totaled $5,604,891.00, whereas the ex-
penditures exceeded $5,559,065.00, with an aver-
age yearly increase of more than $231,229.00 in
revenue and $204,643.00 in expenditures.
As soon as a state-wide budget is compiled on
a state-wide need it is submitted to the Commis-
sioners for their approval. Upon their final ap-
proval the budget is submitted to the State
Comptroller's office for recording the budgetary
figures to which our expenditures may be charged
during the operating fiscal year.

For Better Fishing

RESH 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 fish-
ing, 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 re-
source such as this deserves the close attention
:f all concerned.
The Fisheries Division of the Florida Game
and Fresh Water Fish Commission, in its endeav-
ors 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 pro-
grams and projects which have contributed to
the over-all accomplishments of the Fisheries Di-
vision during this biennium with descriptions of
some of the typical activities carried out in each
area of research or service.
A major accomplishment in Florida's fresh
water fish management programs during the
1962-1964 biennium was the Legislative passage
of the Fishing Improvement Program in 1963.
Effective July 1, 1963, the annual cost of the
resident fresh water fishing license was increased
from $2.00 to $3.00, with the extra dollar specifi-
cally ear-marked for designated improvement
programs, as follows:
1. Increase boat ramp and access construction.
2. Construction of special Fish Management
3. Expanded pollution investigations and para-
site controls.
4. Remedial measures to prevent the re-occur-
rence of fresh water fish kills.
5. Renovation of present fish hatchery facili-
ties and the construction of new and modern fish
hatcheries and fish management research centers.
6. Lake and pond construction with maximum
fish management in large population centers.
All phases of the new Fishing Improvement
Program were started during the 1963-1964 Fiscal
Year; the most notable being the 31 established
Fish Management Areas located in 19 counties
by June 30, 1964.
Detailed reports of the Fishing Improvement
Program will be continually available after July
1, 1964, and precise accounts of all projects will
appear in the 1964-1966 Biennial Report.

Regional Services
The five men who bear the title "Regional
Fishery Biologist," one in each of the Commis-
sion's five administrative regions, are, perhaps,
collectively, the unsung backbone of the Fisheries
Their work load and the variety of roles in
which they find themselves cast from day to day
has snowballed 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
number of calls for information and/or assist-
ance from the regional technician has been both
understandable and encouraging.
But as if response to these requests did not
create full-time jobs in themselves, it is the busi-
ness of regional biologists to make themselves
available to investigate and submit recommenda-
tions on all dredging or pumping and filling
activities around public waters, to answer in-
quiries to do with such things as fish identifica-
tion, fish parasite problems in farm ponds, details
on lake and pond construction and stocking,
aquatic vegetation control, renovation of estab-
lished waters, and even the occasional problem
'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 courthouse 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 wat-
ers for the state.

Noxious Vegetation Control Program
Investigations in years past confirmed suspi-
cions that large mats of the water hyacinth were
detrimental to the game fish populations 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 hya-
cinth in the interests of navigation, flood control,
and mosquito 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 fishing in those waters.

In application a chemical is sprayed, under
pump pressure, usually from an air-boat or out-
board boat, sometimes from an airplane, on the
offending rafts of hyacinth.

The chemical, 2,4-D, is a hormone type-herbi-
cide which, when absorbed by a plant, literally
forces the plant to grow itself to death. The
chemical is relatively 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 hyacinth 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 1/2 gallon of
the ester type, 3/4 gallon of the amine type. Aver-
age cost per acre is about $8.03 ($2.99 for chem-
icals, $5.04 for operational expense).

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 alli-
gator weed, water lettuce, cattail, maiden cane,
water willow, button bush, and coontail, to name
a few.

The noxious vegetation program covers the en-
tire state. Areas on watersheds under treatment
(or completed) are: Fisheating Creek, Caloosa-
hatchee River, Harney Pond Creek, Indian Prai-
rie Creek, Taylor Creek, Lake Istokpoqa, Peace
River, Myakka River, Manatee River, Little
Manatee River, Alafia River, Hillsborough River,
Upper St. Johns River, Withlacoochee River, Ok-
lawaha River, Santa Fe River, Suwannee River,
Aucilla River, Wacissa River, Ochlockonee River
and the Apalachicola River.


Hatchery Facilities
Hatchery-raised fish in Florida are produced
and distributed from two hatcheries operated by
the Fisheries Division. The Holt Hatchery in
West Florida produces and distributes bass, blue-
gill, 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 fill-
ing 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 applied for assistance and have had
their waters checked by regional fishery biolo-
gists, who have then ordered the correct numbers
of each species required for bringing the popu-
lations into more favorable balance.
Stocking as a fish management tool is most
valuable when the waters are "new" and unpopu-
lated, 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 popula-
tions have been eliminated through chemical
treatment or severe drawdown or both. Personnel
from these facilities stocked more than 5 million
fingerling bass, bluegills, shellcrackers and chan-
nel catfish during biennium.

Federal Aid to Fisheries
Next time you walk out of a tackle shop clutch-
ing 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 deter-
mined 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.

River Basins-Fishery Investigations
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 when-
ever it appears as though their plans may prove
detrimental. Nine significant reports have been
prepared to date.
The project boundaries include all or part of
seventeen central and south Florida counties, and
some of Florida's major rivers and lakes; i.e.,
the Kissimmee River, Lake Okeechobee, Caloosa-
hatchee, and a major portion of the St. Johns

Everglades Fishery
Impoundment Investigations
The Everglades Fishery Impoundment Study
has been primarily concerned with research in
the interest 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 Flor-
ida 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 distin-
guished by having smaller scales, higher scale
counts, larger size, and in some instances by
This investigation was designed primarily to
determine the seasonal growth of the largemouth
bass in South Florida and to relate its growth
to the ecological changes in the area.
This Federal Aid in Fish Restoration Act of
August 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:

Public Boat Ramp
This project continues to be one of the best
received 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
Easements to ramp sites are acquired through
arrangements with private citizens, cities, and
The selection of sites is governed by the needs
of 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 satis-
factory lease or purchase arrangements and fa-
vorable geographical locations for the proposed
The boat launching ramps completed during the
biennium reflects the work required to make
available 16,937 additional acres of pond, lake,
or reservoir waters and 190 additional miles of
rivers, streams, or creeks.
Anadromous Fish Study
Salt-water species which spawn in fresh water
are of considerable interest to sport-fishermen in
Florida. If you have thrilled to the antics of a
St. Johns 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. Johns River has
developed 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 drain-
age system has not yet been promoted.
Striped Bass (Roccus saxatilis), while appear-
ing to be in the southern extreme of their range
in Florida, do occur in abundance in the Apalachi-
cola drainage, and the sport-fishing for this prize
fish is slowly developing.

A Federal Aid project sponsored by Dingell-
Johnson 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
Barkuloo, 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 dedi-
cated prying into its life.
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 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
generally east of Sanford has reached a height
of sophistication. 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 Santa 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 1/2 mile
below 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 Econ-
fina-Bear Creek Drainage system before the Deer
Point Dam was constructed in November, 1961.
Barkuloo predicts that stretch of water imme-
diately 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
Drainage, 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 1/2 mile south of the Dead Lakes
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
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 produc-
tivity and also to show the public how these
management practices can be of direct benefit
to the people in the community.
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 ap-
proximately 5000 acres and a 220 mile shoreline.
After impoundment the lake changed from
brackish to strictly fresh water in a matter of
months, being 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
Dingell-Johnson money was granted Florida
for Fish Management Research. In this multi-
faceted project are clumped all the problems
which, when solved, will improve the fish and
the fishing within our state.
By far the most promising of the research ef-
forts 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
experiments 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 potentially important imported fish.

Game Management Division

H. E. WALLACE, Chief

ACTIVITY OF THE Game Management Division
during the 1962-64 biennium was largely con-
cerned with the operation of established projects.
Important studies and investigations dealt with
wildlife resources, habitat changes, and land use
in connection with the Central and Southern Flor-
ida Control Project; studies of quail, dove, deer,
turkey, waterfowl, squirrel, and frog; land man-
agement, browse, population, harvest, and inven-
tory studies.
During the biennium, the game management
division engaged in the following investigations
cooperatively with other states and agencies:
Southeastern Deer Disease Study, Southeastern
Statistical Project, Atlantic Waterfowl Council,
Site Preparation Studies (one with State Forest
Service, one with U. S. Forest Service), U. S. For-
est Service Food Plant Study, and Fire Ant Study.
Development and habitat improvement again
received the major share of Federal Aid funds.
These activities were largely confined to the man-
agement areas, and involved food plots, controlled
burning, clearing, and maintenance and construc-
tion of facilities. Turkey trappings at Fisheating
Creek, hunt operations, and deer trapping were
done with state funds.
Tables 1 through 4 succinctly depict the major
aspects of Florida's Pittman-Robertson program.
Table 1 presents the state's P-R apportionments
and assignment of funds during fiscal years 1963,
1964, and 1965 to the primary categories. Tables
2 and 3 list the wildlife management areas oper-

ated during 1962-64 hunting seasons. Tables 4 and
5 present the projects' activities during the past
year with individual estimated costs.

Federal Aid Coordination
This project is designed to coordinate the com-
plex statewide restoration activities which in-
cludes the administration of nine Federal Aid
Projects operated at a cost averaging approxi-
mately $400,000.00 per year. Project personnel
includes 20 biologists, 20 project assistants and
11 secretaries. It is the responsibility of the Co-
ordinator to see that the Federal Aid activities
in the state are productive of results. The Coordi-
nator is responsible for furnishing required re-
ports on the Federal Aid program as well as being
responsible for the administration of all projects.
Habitat Restoration for Farm Game
The first part of this project, as the title sug-
gests, selected, distributed and evaluated quail
food planting material. The second part coordi-
nated Commission Game Management Activities
with National agricultural wildlife and public
recreation programs. During the biennial, 325,700
pounds of Thumbergii Lespedeza, 18,405 pounds
of Brown Top Millet, 15,100 pounds of Combine
Peas, 5,886 pounds of Partridge Peas, 5,369 pounds
Speckled Cow Peas, and 1,700 pounds of Common
Lespedeza were distributed to landowners for field
planting. Distribution of the material was largely

DURING FISCAL YEARS 1962-63, 1963-64, AND 1964-65
1962-63 1963-64 1964-65
Amount* Percent Amount* Percent Amount* Percent
Coordination.....-- -----_.--... $ 25,000.00 8.2 $ 23,500.00 8.2 $ 40,800.00
Research ...- ...--- 73,917.50 24.2 67,971.00 24.6 121,570.00
Development .--...---_-------.. .. 205,400.00 67.4 190,900.00 67.1 327,654.00
Total -_...-----. _... $ 304,317.50 $ 282,371.00 $ 490,024.00
Apportionment --- ..---- $ 202,205.93 $ 248,215.44

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


1962-63 1963-64 1964-65
Research _..........------------- .... 6 5 5
Development -----------------------. -- 4 2 2
Coordination ----...--------~...--.-...... ....---. -- 1 1 1
Land Acquisition ....----....-------.--..._.-----......-- 1 1 1

through the cooperation of the Soil Conservation
Agricultural agencies with whom meetings were
held and activities coordinated included the S.C.S.,
A.S.C.S., F.H.A., R.A.D., A.C.P., and the A.S.C.

Florida Waterfowl Survey
Regardless of the fact that this project was
without a leader throughout most of 1964, consid-
erable investigative work was accomplished by
the assistant leaders. During 1963, habitat studies
included works on state management areas, ex-
perimental vegetation studies and plant introduc-
tions, and consultation work for private, state and
federal personnel. Periodic waterfowl inventories
were conducted on specified areas and the Canada
goose fringe flock study was continued. Life his-
tory and population dynamics studies covered the
major phases as outlined in the project work
plans. In 1964, three cooperative projects concern-
ing an evaluation of water control, bulkhead and
fill were completed. These included establishing a
new bulkhead line on the North River in St. Johns
County by the Florida East Coast Hotel Company,
the small watershed improvement on Mills Creek
in Nassau County and the wildlife and economic
potentials in flooding Payne's Prairie in Alachua
County. The Florida waterfowl annual statewide
aerial surveys continued to be a major function
of this waterfowl project.

Wildlife Inventory, Harvest and Economic Survey
This project measured and evaluated statewide
hunting pressure, harvest, and sportsman opin-
ions. This was accomplished by the use of mail
surveys which reached four per cent of the li-
censed hunters annually. The results were extra-
polated to estimate the total hunting pressure and
harvest. Also evaluated under this project were
kill data and pressure from state operated wildlife
management areas. On a few selected hunt areas,
port-a-punch cards were used to estimate man-
hunt days and game harvest.
The cost of operating the managed hunts was
determined each year in order to compare the rela-
tive economy of the various systems in use. The
movement of hunters within the State was meas-
ured by utilizing hunter interview forms filled out
by wildlife officers checking hunters in the field.

Management Area Development
Over 65 per cent of Federal Aid funds was
allotted annually to management area development
activities on the 28 Florida Wildlife Management
Areas. Each year's activities consisted of the
maintenance and development of 767 food plots
comprising approximately 1,313 acres; the mainte-
nance and development of 868 miles of fencing;
the maintenance of 76 buildings, 142 miles of
roads, 1,047 miles of firebreaks, 121 turkey and


Open to Closed to
Area Hunting Hunting Ownership County Location

Eglin Air Force Reservation ---
Blackwater --------......-..... ----
Roy S. Gaskin ------...-. -----..-
Liberty --------- ..----
Aucilla --- ..-- ---
Steinhatchee ------
Osceola ..--. .._--------- -
Lake Butler ----------__........
Gulf Hammock ---- ---...
Ocala -----------...--
Tomoka ----
Citrus ...--_--_ ...----
Farmton ---------__. _____..----..
Croom .....------------ ---- -----
Richloam ...----------...
Avon Park -.-. __-
Okeechobee ...-- --
Fisheating Creek -....------..
Cecil M. Webb -------
J. W. Corbett _-.. ._.-----_---
Lee _---_ ..-..-.------...-----.------.
Everglades --------------

Apalachee --------...
Camp Blanding .---...------ .-
Leon-Wakulla .------
Guano River -..-..-- ----- -
Devil's Garden --- ------


70,000 U.S. Air Force--..---..-. .
Fla. Forest Service--
Private ----------
U.S. Forest Service ---.--
Private .-..-- .......--.
18,500 Private --..- .. ----------ei----.
U.S. Forest Service...--
7,000 Private --------- ..
20,000 Private ... ------ .......
46,280 U.S. Forest Service ----
5,000 Private ------_
Fla. Forest Service ----...
Private -- .--------
Fla. Forest Service ---...
Fla. Forest Service ---
U.S. Air Force -----
Private ..-.......---------
175,000 Private ----------------------------
62,000 Game & Fish Commissior
Game & Fish Commissior
Private ___----....
Central & Southern Fla.-
Flood Control District
1,000 U.S. Corps Engineers ---
10,000 State Armory Board -----
U.S. Forest Service ---
Private __....-----------..-
Private ................-- --------

-... Santa Rosa, Walton
SSanta Rosa, Okaloosa
Gulf, Bay, Calhoun
.-.. Liberty
..Wakulla, Taylor, Jefferson
.--- Dixie, Lafayette
...-Columbia, Baker
-__- Union, Baker, Columbia
.---. Levy
--. Marion, Putnam, Lake
..__ Volusia
.-__. Citrus
--. Hernando
--. Hernando, Pasco, Sumter
.---Polk, Highlands
--.. Okeechobee
.-.-- Glades
i-.. Charlotte
.--- Palm Beach
.--- Lee

Palm Beach, Dade, Broward
.. Clay
.. Leon, Wakulla
---- St. Johns
..-- Hendry


400 quail feeders; assisting in the controlled burn-
ing of approximately 159,600 acres of forest land;
the posting and maintenance of over 8,152 signs
and boundary markers; plus the repair and build-
ing of numerous cattle gaps and gates, the build-
ing of dams, dikes, levees, canals, and channels,
the planting of 100 acres of trees as well as the
control of noxious vegetation.

Management Area Research
Statewide wildlife research projects during the
past biennial measured the effects on vegetation
of such land use practices as timber stand im-
provement, pine site preparation, controlled burn-
ing, drainage, discing, fertilizing, pine planting,
bulldozing, and cattle grazing; censused annual
mast abundances of acorns and palmetto berries;
investigated wildlife disease problems (primarily
deer) under a cooperative agreement with the
Southeastern Wildlife Disease Study Center lo-
cated at Athens, Georgia; conducted investiga-
tions on deer, turkey, quail and dove populations;
and investigated the economic importance of the
non-game species armadillo, alligator, otter, and
bobcat. These studies involved six work plans, 11
jobs and 34 separate procedures.

Cooperative Statistical Project
This is a cooperative project between the Game
Management Division and the North Carolina
State Computer Center. This Institute advised

the Game Management Division on the techniques
and procedures to use in analyzing the Annual
Mail Survey Analysis (hunting pressure and
hunter game kill success), and in analyzing dove
banding data.

River Basin Studies
This study investigated the potential and actual
effects that drainage and channeling, by agencies
such as the Soil Conservation Service and the Cen-
tral and Southern Florida Flood Control, had on
fish and wildlife habitat. Following initial investi-
gation recommendations were made to the con-
struction agencies involved outlining the findings
and point of view of the Commission.

General Game Management
An expanded trapping program on wild hogs,
turkey and deer, along with the raising and re-
leasing of the exotic game birds Iranian Pheas-
ants, Jungle Fowl, and Black Frankolins consti-
tuted the major portions of non-Federal Aid
activities engaged in during the past biennial.
A total of 1,168 turkeys, 486 deer (211 introduced
from out of state), and over 1,000 hogs have been
released on wildlife management areas through-
out the State. The exotic game birds were investi-
gated to determine their ability to adjust
themselves to Florida environment and increase
their numbers to the point where a shootable sur-
plus becomes available. These studies so far have
proven inconclusive.


Area Open to Closed to
Hunting Hunting Ownership County Location

1. Eglin Air Force Reservation....
2. Blackwater .........-------. -
3. Roy S. Gaskin _------_--... ......
4. Liberty ...-......-- -- _--
5. Aucilla ------..--...--------.... -
6. Steinhatchee -
7. Osceola ------------
8. Lake Butler ----
9. Gulf Hammock ......---------....
10. Ocala-- ----------
11. Tomoka ---------
12. Citrus --- ---------
13. Farmton .--...--...-..-----...----.
14. Croom- -----..
15. Richloam ...-- ----- .....-
16. Avon Park .----_ ----
17. Okeechobee ------
18. Fisheating Creek --__ ... -
19. Cecil M. Webb ---.---- -
20. J. W. Corbett -------- ----
21. Lee .---..------- ..
22. Everglades -- ---- ----
23. Apalachee ......-. ---... -- ..... -
24. Camp Blanding ...------.. ...
25. Leon-Wakulla -- -----.....
26. Guano River -..-- ...--------- -
27. Devil's Garden ..--- ........
28. Aerojet ...__..........---------.-..---.... ..


70,000 U.S. Air Force ....---------- Santa Rosa, Walton
Fla. Forest Service -----.---. Santa Rosa and Okaloosa
Private .------ ------. Gulf, Bay, Calhoun
U.S. Forest Service--....- -- Liberty
Private ------------------------ Wakulla, Taylor, Jefferson
18,500 Private -- Dixie, Lafayette
U.S. Forest Service ..---.--.. Columbia, Baker
7,000 Private ---..............---------. Union, Baker, Columbia
20,000 Private -...-..-.....---------.... Levy
46,200 U.S. Forest Service --------. Marion, Putnam, Lake
5,000 Private .......----------------- Volusia
Fla. Forest Service -----------Citrus
Private ..... ------- Volusia
Fla. Forest Service ....-- ---... Hernando
Fla. Forest Service ....-- ----.. Hernando, Pasco, Sumter
U.S. Air Force ... -- Polk, Highlands
Private ---......----.... ---.. --. Okeechobee
175,000 Private -_. --_ ...... Glades
Game & Fish Commission .....Charlotte
Game & Fish Commission....- Palm Beach
Private ___-----_--- .---------_ Lee
Central & Southern Fla.
Flood Control District ......-Palm Beach, Dade, Broward
1,000 U.S. Corps Engineers _.-----.. Jackson
10,000 State Armory Board -.....--..- Clay
U.S. Forest Service ......... Leon, Wakulla
Private -----------------... St. Johns
Private -...-......-...-..----------... Hendry
25,000 Private ..-..-----.......-..........---- .... Dade




Total Cost




State Hunts
The Game Management Division supervised
public hunting on 24 wildlife management areas
(excluding four National Forest areas) compris-
ing approximately 2,680,500 acres. Hunt activities
included collecting biological information on deer
and turkey, recording of kill data, administration
of checking station personnel, and enforcement of
hunting rules and regulations. Big game harvest
figures from the State operated hunt areas during
the past two seasons included 7,010 deer, 2,207
turkey, and 1,410 hogs.

Game Management personnel also supervised
hunting on 25 public dove fields. These privately
owned fields were leased to the Commission by the
landowners only during the period of the dove

hunts. The landowners involved were, for the most
part, happy to shift the responsibility of regulat-
ing hunting on their lands over to the Commission
while the Commission in turn, benefited by being
the agency instrumental in providing greater
hunting opportunity to the license holder.

National Hunts
Personnel of the Game Management Division
supervised hunt operations on the Ocala, Osceola,
and Apalachicola National Forests. The number
of acres open to public hunting was 495,800. A
total of 1,783 deer and 156 turkey were harvested
during the past two hunting seasons. The types
of activities engaged in by Commission personnel
on the National hunts were the same as for state


Project Name Purpose Total Cost

W-8-L Charlotte County Game Management Area Exchange of land to consolidate Commission
Acquisition -- ------ holdings .---------- .......-- ------ --- $
W-13-C Wildlife Management Coordination --......---... To administer and supervise program--...------
W-15-D Habitat Restoration for Farm Game_ ---- --.----- To improve quail habitat ._.-- .... ---------_
W-19-R Florida Waterfowl Survey ....---......-- To study waterfowl ecology ..-------------------
W-33-R Wildlife Inventory, Harvest and Economic To learn statewide harvest and hunting
Survey ..----------- ------ ------ -- pressures ---....--.... -----...--------
W-35-D Management Area Development ...---------.... To develop statewide management areas -------
W-41-R Management Area Research......- ---------..To study game populations and make
management recommendations ----
FW-1-R Cooperative Statistical Project _----. .---------Statistical aid in research projects by the Insti-
tute of Statistics at North Carolina State
College ----.. ------ -----
FW-2-R River Basins -...-----------....-- -- To determine benefits to fish and wildlife from
Flood Control lands, Corps of Engineers
projects, and SCS watershed projects ..------


Charlotte County Game Management Area Exchange of land to consolidate Commission
Acquisition ........-..------------- holdings ...--- --. --... _---- ----- ---- $ None
Wildlife Management Coordination...--_. ....------To administer and supervise program ---.....-- 25,000.00
Habitat Restoration for Farm Game .---.------..To improve quail habitat_------------ 6,500.00
Florida Waterfowl Survey -------To study waterfowl ecology -_--__ 8,500.00
Mourning Dove Study .---- .--- ------To study dove populations and migrations -- 6,900.00
Wildlife Inventory, Harvest and Economic To learn statewide harvest and hunting
Survey --- ____ -------------- pressures __..-...---_... .---.------- ...10,700.00
Management Area Development ---- __To develop statewide management areas ------ 150,000.00
Management Area Research ._....------------- To study game populations and make
management recommendations --- 38,800.00
Woodruff Reservoir Development ..-------------To develop Apalachee Management Area ..----- 15,100.00
Guano River Development -----...- -----. To develop Guano Management Area-..._---..... 33,800.00
Cooperative Statistical Project ..-....-----------_ Statistical aid in research projects by the Insti-
tute of Statistics at North Carolina State
College ...--------- ____ -- ---_------ 1,317.50
River Basins Studies -_ ----. To determine benefits to fish and wildlife from
Flood Control lands, Corps of Engineers
projects, and SCS watershed projects--.....--... 7,700.00






Radio Communications


in 1948 with a primary function of aiding the
Commission'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 consequent savings in time and money.
In addition to serving as a law enforcement
tool, the Communications Division provides
greater flexibility in the overall administrative
activities throughout the state.
Headquarters for Communications is centrally
located at New Smyrna, with all the necessary
equipment 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 per-
sonnel are processed and distributed from the
headquarters office.
The Communications system now consists of
302 mobile units, including airborne sets, and 38
base stations, including two at temporary sites.
One is operated in cooperation with the South
Florida Conservation District.
Base stations are located at New Smyrna,
Keenansville, Lakeland, Safety Harbor, Myakka,
Bermont, Okeechobee, West Palm Beach, Immo-
kalee, Hollywood, Trail Center, Avon Park, Calla-
han, Copeland, Durbin, Big Cypress, Panama City,
Bonifay, Wilma, Tallahassee, Perry, Cross City,
Lake City, Starke, San Mateo, Williston, Ocala,
Tomoka, Magnolia, Madison, Marianna, Milton,
Niceville, Princeton, Ft. Pierce, Belle Glade, Lees-
burg and Brooksville.
Several antenna sites have been established
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 Defense Communications Committee.
In addition to the chief of communications, the
Division staff consists of five technicians located
at New Smyrna, Panama City, Lakeland, Lake
City and West Palm Beach. Each technician main-
tains complete repair facilities and is responsible
for the operation of an average of ten base and
sixty mobile units.
The major projects completed during the 1962-
64 biennium were the Northeast and Northwest
Project which consisted of modifications and re-

visions of the system in order to improve com-
munications in these areas of the state. Another
major project, "Operation Five," was initiated to
replace present "tube-type" equipment with the
new transistorized equipment. The audio tape of
the procedure manual is in the process of being
revised and updated.




New Smyrna ----..--..--...... ..--------------Volusia
Keenansville ----..... ---------------.. Osceola
Lakeland ....---....... ----- ....--- ........------ ..Polk
Safety Harbor ------.. -------------....-Pinellas
Myakka --....---------.-----.. -----Sarasota
Bermont --..-......----...........-------------Charlotte
Okeechobee .---....................-----------Okeechobee
West Palm Beach ..........--------West Palm Beach
Immokalee ..........--- ---------------Collier
Hollywood ....---.. ..---.... ..-......-------..--Broward
Trail Center ------.....--------------..Collier
Avon Park .----......---------------Highlands
Callahan ....-- ------. ------------.. Nassau
Copeland --..........-----------------Collier
Durbin ......................-------..-------.. St. Johns
Big Cypress -------.....----------------Hendry
Panama City ...-..........-------......... .---------... Bay
Bonifay ................. -------------............Holmes
Wilma ...--....--.......-.---------------.... Liberty
Tallahassee ..---............... ---------.........--Leon
Perry --.........-..........----------..-------Taylor
Cross City -------------------------.... Dixie
Lake City --.......................--------------- Columbia
Starke ...-------............................Bradford
San Mateo -------------................................---Putnam
Williston --.....--...--.........------------...Levy
Ocala ...........----------.-..-----. Marion
Tcmoka --..--...............-------------Volusia
Magnolia ----.........----..... .............-----------Orange
Madison -...-....---------------.... ........Madison
Marianna -..-...............---------------..Jackson
Milton ---.....---------........... ---- ...Santa Rosa
Niceville ..---............-----------...... Okaloosa
Princeton .-----.. ---...-..... -------..--.......Dade
Ft. Pierce ...------.....-... --... .--------- ...St. Lucia
Belle Glade ....... ...............-------------- Palm Beach
Leesburg -----....... ...-----------. ..---.....----Lake
Brooksville ..................--------...............--------------..Hernando

The Wildlife Officer

Law Enforcement

T HE LAW ENFORCEMENT Division participates
in all of the various phases of the program of
the Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission but
its primary responsibility is to insure public com-
pliance with fish and wildlife laws based upon re-
search findings and conditions of habitat. Such
regulations establish the necessary limitations on
the activities of the hunters and fishermen of the
State so that adequate reproductive stocks of fish
and wildlife may be maintained while providing
equal opportunities to enjoy the harvest of the
surplus. It may be said that this Division is the
backbone of the Commission's activities and few
of the programs would succeed without the ag-
gressive and impartial enforcement of the fish
and wildlife laws.
This Division is headed by a Chief of Law En-
forcement whose responsibility is of staff level
and who is expected to develop divisional policies
and programs and to coordinate enforcement ac-
tivities over the various sections of the State. He
is assisted in this activity by an Assistant Chief,
and enforcement activities are directed within each
of the five administrative regions by a Regional
Manager. In addition to enforcement activities,
the regional manager also supervises the opera-
tions of other branches of Commission operations
within his geographical area of jurisdiction. With-
in each region several Area Supervisors direct the
activities of from 5 to 9 wildlife officers who are
assigned to an area encompassing from 3 to 5
Florida's wildlife officers have the tremendous
task of enforcing the game and fish laws apply-.
ing 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
wildlife officers are faced with a task that is all-
important and never ending.
The job of wildlife officer is essentially the
same in all Regions of the State. The officers
must, however, adapt their work procedure to fit
local circumstances, such as geography, topog-
raphy, population concentrations of wildlife and
humans, and seasonal variations. With good
transportation equipment, cars, trucks, jeeps, air-
boats, marsh buggies, horses, boats, motors, air-
planes and effective radio communications, the
wildlife officers effectively cover the entire state,

insofar as is humanly practicable under present
budgetary requirements.
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 fisher-
man and hunter, who has no other contact with
the Commission, the Florida Wildlife Officer IS
the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish Com-
But Law Enforcement, or the sole responsibil-
ity of enforcing the Game and Fish Laws, is not
the wildlife officer's only duty. The officer is also
expected 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 be-
fore 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 relations 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 experience, the wildlife officer is often
called upon for aid in search and rescue missions
involving distressed persons.
During the biennium, officers of the Commis-
sion made 8,233 arrests for violation of fresh
water fish and wildlife laws. As a result of the
amendment of the boating laws, our officers were
given joint responsibility in their enforcement and
made 1,197 arrests for violations which were en-
countered while patrolling for the purpose of en-
forcing the laws relative to fresh water fish and
wildlife. A comparison of the Commission's arrest
record during the biennium of 1953-54 indicates
that 4,607 prosecutions were filed by a force of
officers approximately 15% greater than our
present complement. At first view, present fig-
ures seem to indicate that a disdain for wildlife
and fresh water fish laws has developed during
the past decade but the ratio of violations with
respect to the numbers of people checked by our
officers remains extremely low. When Florida's
increase in population during this period is con-
sidered, it becomes readily apparent that the num-
bers of persons turning to the outdoors has greatly
increased. More careful selection, training and
supervision of the wildlife officers today, along
with better equipment, has resulted in a marked

increase in efficiency of the Commission's en-
forcement efforts. License violations continue to
be the most common infraction and, while there
is a tendency to view these to be least serious
violations, they are in fact quite important, since
such persons are failing to bear their fair share
of the burden of financing Florida's conservation
program. Increased illegal hunting of alligators
as a result of growing demand for their hides
became a major enforcement problem during this
period and required significant portions of the
wildlife officers' time and effort.
The Game and Fresh Water Fish Commission
has an important place in the State's Civil De-
fense and Disaster team and the wildlife officers
performed frequent duty in rescue, in hurricane
or flood crises. A large group of our officers were
assigned to special police duty by the Governor

to assist in maintaining order during the civil
rights demonstrations at St. Augustine in the
summer of 1964.
A new style uniform was designed and became
the first complete uniform to be furnished by the
Commission to both enforcement and other field
The changes in laws and in their interpretation
by the courts has made training for new person-
nel, and refresher training for regular personnel,
mandatory. New officers are given accelerated,
but comprehensive, training in a school conducted
by the Commission and frequent refresher periods
of instruction are held at regional and area levels.
Supervisory enforcement officers attended train-
ing schools on Supervision and Command con-
ducted at the Florida Law Enforcement Academy
in Tallahassee, during 1964.

Information and Education


SN GENERAL, the Information and Education sec-
tion is charged with the responsibility of in-
forming and educating the public to proper
conservation methods and practices. It is vitally
concerned with publicizing the activities and poli-
cies of the Florida Game and Fresh Water Fish
Commission. It is always interested in maintain-
ing good relations between the sportsmen and the
Commission. It is, of course, interested in em-
ployee training and morale. It must, at all times,
work in cooperation with all branches of the Com-
mission in all fields, and it must attain continuous
and complete contact with all Commission em-
ployees and programs. Essentially, the infor-
mation and Education Division is a service
department-offering its service to all persons
connected with the Commission, and to all sports-
men and citizens of Florida and the United States.
To accomplish this duty, the Division uses
many programs, methods and ways of informing
and educating the interested public.

Operational procedures and policies of the In-
formation and Education Division are outlined as
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
interrelated programs that fall roughly into the
five general classifications of Information, Educa-
tion, Publicity, 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, Newsapers, Photography, Public
School Resource-Use Education, Lectures, Infor-
mation Requests, Special Promotions, Organiza-
tions and Conventions, Junior Conservation Clubs
and League, and Liaison work.
Each of these 15 major programs contains, of
course, many minor and varied programs and
In general, the Information and Education work
is carried on two main levels: Out-of-State Infor-
mation and Education, and Intra-State Informa-
tion and Education. Of the two, the Intra-State
work has always been considered the more im-
portant phase of the Commission's I&E work.
The Out-of-State I&E program is carried on
primarily through the office in Tallahassee. In its
essence, 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 neces-
sary 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 pub-
licity received in countless national magazines,
newspapers, books, television programs and mo-
tion 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 residents.
The Intra-State work of the Information and
Education Division is considered to be of most
vital interest 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 pur-
chase licenses to fish and hunt within the state.
The I&E Division is primarily charged with the
responsibility of informing and educating the
general public as to the policies, the work pro-
grams, the game and fish laws and the manage-
ment practices which are being set into motion
by the Commission.
The I&E Division is not, and has never been
considered 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 possible ways, to the official policies and
practices of the Commission. In order to do its
job, the I&E Division is concerned with the true
facts concerning Florida wildlife and its proper
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
assistance, cooperation and advice of five Re-
gional Information Officers. These Officers, lo-
cated in each Region headquarters office of the
Commission, are completely responsible for the
proper conduct of complete information and edu-
cation 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 Talla-
hassee office. The programs are then carried out
on a Regional, or local, basis by the Regional

The I&E Division cooperates with the staff of
FLORIDA WILDLIFE Magazine who edits and pro-
duces the majority of pamphlets, booklets and
brochures published for distribution by the Com-
mission as an aid to properly inform and educate
interested persons as to the importance of all wild-
life and conservation responsibilities.

Films and Film Libraries
The Division maintains a film 'library at its
Central Office. These films-mainly 16mm. color-
sound-are available to interested groups for
educational and instructional 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 Regional 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 obtain authoritative infor-
mation 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 re-
sources. This is accomplished through a program
which embraces youth conservation clubs, and a
summer conservation camping program.
Many exhibits are installed at conventions, as-
semblies and fairs throughout the state. All such
exhibits 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 activities were confined mainly to per-
sonal appearances by Regional Information Of-
ficers and personnel on local radio stations and
tape-recorded programs.
Regional Information Officers and personnel
made personal appearances on numerous television
programs. During a twelve-month period, the
five Regional Information Officers made a total
of 100 appearances on radio and television
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. *

Financial Statement

Financial Statement-July 1, 1962-June 30, 1964
Statement of Cash Receipts, Disbursements, and Balances

1962-63 1963-64

Item Total Source Total Item Total Source Total

Beginning Cash Balance, July 1 _--____-------
Licenses Sold by County Judges ........---- ....----.. $2,146,254.00
Licenses Sold by State Office ........---------- 70,438.70
Revenue from Other Government Agencies .-- 386,697.64
Revenue from Use of Property--.--...........----.. 44,685.42
Revenue from Sale of Fixed Assets -- 37,222.24
Revenue from Publication of Magazine ----... 31,376.07
Revenue from Other Sources..---......_.--------..-. 7,643.65
Transfer from Recreation Fund-----
Transfer from Bldg. Fund ----------

Total Cash Receipts-Schedule "A" -. ----
Special Building Fund ...-------------..
Cancelled and Restored Warrants ......-------
County Judges Account --- -- ----

Total Revenue Available -.... ---.... --......
Salaries ..-.--.-- ....--- $1,397,112.79
Other Personal Services ---- ----- 70,143.55
Advertising Florida Resources-- ----
General Printing and Reproduction -----.........--- 98,672.29
Repairs to Equipment .._....-----.....-........ 89,605.01
Telephone, Telegraph, Postage ------- ---------- 53,283.44
Travel ---..--.... ----- -- ..........---..------- 113,893.53
Other Contractual Services ... --------------. 68,510.04
Office Materials and Supplies--...-----. ----- 13,548.69
Motor Fuels and Lubricants---- -- -_ 166,928.22
Other Materials and Supplies........ ------------ 89,026.23
Insurance and Surety Bonds-- ....---..--...-- -. .-- 58,149.12
Educational, Agricultural and Scientific Supplies.. 50,182.72
Parts, Fittings & Maintenance Supplies ---.---.. 51,217.37
Rental of Buildings and Equipment ...-.--------------- 44,239.44
Other Current Charges ---- ------..----- 17,137.01
Motor Vehicles -............----------..... .------- 143,212.33
Motors, Boats, & Trailers ----.-..... -... --.. 13,560.37
Buildings and Fixed Equipment -----.--.------ 11,563.60
Office Furniture and Equipment --....----- 3,394.43
Other Capital Outlay. ----------- 23,681.55
Other Expenses ..----.--......_-.----...----- 19,085.34
Transfer to Federal Government ...---.------------- .49,591.87
Non-Operating Service Charge--------.---- 79,139.15

Total Disbursements-Schedule "B" .......----------...
Adjustment Account ----..... ..... ........__
Building Construction and Furnishings .......-- ...-

Total Disbursements ---------- --. -...

Ending Cash Balance---... --... --... .. --.--

Less Special Building Fund Balance-- ..... ---
Cash Balance Carried Forward June 30... ------

$ 68,380.26






$ 70,132.76


$ 70,132.76







$ 153,529.90


Schedule A

1962-63 1963-64

Item Total Source Total Item Total Source Total

Sale of Sporting License
Fishing .------ $1,017,125.00
Hunting ------ 861,659.25
Trapping 2,162.00
U. S. Permits ---- 1,200.C0
Alien Hunting --- j0.00O
State Hunting
Permits ---- 185,945:00
Archery Permits 13.140.00
Webb Permits --- 2,270.00
Quail Permits ---- 438.00
Dove Permits ---- 7,258.00
Previous Years
Permits 1,295.00
Guano Hog Permits_ 646.00

Total Sporting License
Sale of Commercial License
Retail Fish )Daler 19,290.00
Non-resident Retail
Fish Dealer 400.00
Wholesale Fish Iealer 3.350.00
Non-Resident Whole-
sale Fish Dealer_ 500.00
Commercial Boats__ 13,072.50
Previous Years Com-
mercial License_ 54.90
Non-Resident Com-
mercial Boat _-- 133.05
Boat Registration
Fees 2,741.25
Nutria License --- 400.00
Hunting Preserve __ 2,000.00
Guide -- -- 320.00
Game Farm ---- 2,425.00
Wholesale Fur Dealer
and Agents ---- 590.00
Local Fur Dealer __ 90.00
License to Exhibit
Poisonous or Ven-
omous Reptiles __ 70.00

Total Commercial

Other Sources
Court Costs _----
Previous Years Li-
cense Collected
Federal Aid Hya-
cinth Control ---
Dingell-Johnson -__
Sale of Magazine
Subscriptions ----
Sale of Magazine
Single Copies ---
Sale of Old
Equipment --
Sale of Confiscated
Materials and
Equipment ----
Charlotte County
Grazing Lease --
Webb Area Marl
Lease ----
Palm Beach County
Lease and
Easement ---













$ 45,436.70























Stump Lease -- 22,297.37
Miscellaneous Leases- 1,834.40
Oil Lease---- ----

Total Other Sources

Total Receipts _--.

$ 44,423.20


Schedule B

1962-63 1963-64

Item Total Item Total

Salaries _--- _----_ ------- $1,397,112.79 $1,505,024.79
Professional Fees and Consultation Services --- ----- ---
Other Personal Services --- ---- 70,143.55 68,806.27
Advertising Florida Commission ------------ -- -- 47.30
Communication and Transmittal of Things .---. 53,283.44 66,364.14
General Printing and Reproduction ---98,672.29 71,886.27
Repairs and Maintenance ----- --- 89,605.01 10,8,754.96
Travel -________ ----- ------ 113,893.53 102,711.39
Utilities ------------------ 13,855.85 17,095.24
Other Contractual Services--- ----------- 68,510.04 43,443.46
Clothing ---------------------- 14.16 382.60
Building and Construction Materials and Supplies_ 31.13 1,804.43
Coal, Fuel Oil._--------- 1,543.32 2,489.68
Educational, Medical, Scientific, and Agricultural
Material and Supplies------------ ---- Material and Supples.--
Food Products ------------------ ---- 2,990.88 3,691.63
Maintenance Materials and Supplies ------ 51,217.37 57,107.06
Motor Fuels and Lubricants---- --- -- 166,928.22 204,980.77
Office Materials and Supplies ----------- 13,548.69 17,181.08
Other Materials ------ 89,026.23 95,068.12
Insurance --- ------- ---- 58,149.12 57,443.48
Pensions and Benefits.....---- ---- 650.00 4,075.00
IRental of Buildings and Equipment -- 44,239.44 59,898.40
Other Current Charges and Obligations ------- 17,137.01 21,559.55
Books ------------------------------- 313.94 249.80
Fixed Capital Outlay____----------- --- 9,663.60 2,149.25
Educational, Medical, Scientific, and Agricultural
Equipment --------------- ------ 239.86 796.21
Motor Vehicles---------------------- 143,212.33 123,060.69
Motors, Boats and Trailers--- ----- 13,560.37 20,579.51
Other Motor Vehicles----------- -- -------
Office Furniture and Equipment -------- 3,394.43 9,119.24
Other Structures and Improvements--- ----- 1,900.00 -
Other Capital Outlay-- ------ 23,127.75 22,776.52
Distribution and Transfer to Other Funds.---- 49,591.87 30,293.29
Service Charges General Revenue____- 79,139.15 85,916.15

Total ---- -- --- --- ---- $2,724,878.09 $2,834,186.97



I ,

Schedule C

Disbursements by Departments

1962-63 1963-64
Budget Department Budget Department
Total Total Total Total


Salaries ----
Other Personal Services
General Expenses _____
Capital Outlay __

General Services
Other Personal Services
General Expenses ____
Capital Outlay __--.

Other Personal Services
General Expenses ____
Capital Outlay ______

General Fisheries
Salaries ---
General Expense _____
Capital Outlay --____

-$ 33,930.17
-0- $ 38,888.41

$ 38,091.00
-0- S 42,619.40

$ 23,384.39 21,855.51
297.50 536.00
--_ 201,282.06 181,267.22
S2,139.05 $ 227,103.60 420.77 204,079.50

46,887.53 $ 51,568.29
541.26 670.60
__ 12,710.97 13,561.79
680.73 $ 60,820.49 809.61 $ 66,610.29

$ 43,652.01 $ 50,372.39
S 13,744.01 14,070.64
S6,938.18 $ 64,334.20 $ 7,068.67 $ 71,511.70

Hyacinth Control
Salaries ---------------$ 64,998.06
Other Personal Services __ 628.50
General Expenses -.----- 47,632.01
Capital Outlay -_-___- 230.00 $ 113,488.57

$ 64,512.15
8,954.06 $ 108,654.75

Salaries -_______ $ 87,784.83 $ 91,361.44
Other Personal Services __ 1,273.38 1,344.25
General Expenses ---_- 61,677.08 64,502.37
Capital Outlay --_-_- 12,371.87 $ 163,107.16 8,315.02 $ 165,523.08

St. Johns River
Salaries -- --
Other Personal Services
General Expenses ______
Capital Outlay -.

Fish Hatcheries
Salaries ----
Other Personal Services
General Expenses -_---
Capital Outlay ______

Fish Restoration
Salaries -
General Expenses ___
Capital Outlay -----

$ 6,000.00 $ 7,044.00
-0- -0-
S 4,311.61 3,365.87
-0- $ 10,311.61 $ 1,724.14 $ 12,134.01

$ 19,615.50 $ 22,721.70
10.35 1,013.50
11,726.89 12,281.05
5,802.72 $ 37,155.46 -0- $ 36,016.25

$ 17,160.00 $ 18,979.19
23,920.41 17,183.76
485.60 $ 41,566.01 116.27 $ 36,279.22


Salaries ..--_ $ 53,732.99 $ 49,708.46
Other Personal Services 175.00 151.25
General Expenses _-____- 29,039.37 29,580.42
Capital Outlay --__. 2,553.97 $ 85,501.33 7,100.11 $ 86,540.24

Magazine Publication

Salaries $ 17,554.00
Other Personal Services __ 3,695.64
General Expenses -__--- 76,914.88
Capital Outlay -__-- __ -0- $ 98,164.52


$ 17,550.00
208.80 $ 70,537.61

Salaries _--- $ 95,003.02 $ 96,975.97
Other Personal Services 4,015.15 5,605.63
General Expenses -__--- 110,108.12 95,393.41
Capital Outlay -....- 38,994.06 $ 251,120.35 19,459.73 $ 217,434.74

State Hunts
Salaries _____ $____ 26,224.19 $ 25,342.00
Other Personal Services _.. 43,124.55 38,751.70
General Expenses --. 40,147.24 58,091.42
Capital Outlay ________. 100.63 $ 109,596.01 6,840.04 $ 129,025.16

National Forest Hunts
Salaries __- _--------.. -0- -0-
Other Personal Services __ 10,812.02 9,640.58
General Expenses _______ 48,127.08 28,241.03
Capital Outlay _--------- 192.95 $ 59,132.05 100.00 $ 37,981.61

General Game Management
Salaries _--. ____ $ 68,031.20 $ 62,937.20
Other Personal Services 4,178.27 6,031.42
General Expenses ___-9- 39,638.56 51,575.79
Capital Outlay ---__-- 2,095.41 $ 113,943.44 744.17 $ 121,288.58

Schedule C (continued)

Disbursements by Departments

1962-63 1963-64
Budget Department Budget Department
Total Total Total Total

South Florida Region
Salaries ___-.- __ $116,656.62 $138,017.06
Other Personal Services 58.00 -0-
General Expenses ._______ 49,491.39 63,261.74
Capital Outlay ----- 25,604.77 $ 191,810.78 16,796.60 $ 218,075.40

Northeast Florida Region
Other Personal Services _. 560.33 -0-
Salaries -----___ $156,164.44 $161,142.85
General Expenses --_- __ 54,524.50 62,316.66
Capital Outlay _----- 18,714.21 $ 229,963.48 20,808.00 $ 244,267.51

Northwest Florida Region
Salaries -- --------$150,040.84 $171,515.89
Other Personal Services __ -0- 665.60
General Expenses ________ 49,894.29 57,298.66
Capital Outlay __---- 24,629.41 $ 224,565.07 18,788.49 $ 248,268.64

Everglades Region
Salaries -------- _--$121,039.63 $139,715.64
Other Personal Services 440.00 200.00
General Expenses --_-- 72,972.88 86,856.34
Capital Outlay -------- 10,634.84 $ 205,087.35 16,373.98 $ 243,147.96

Central Florida Region
Salaries __- --------$142,607.74 $161,847.87
General Expenses --_---__ 52,525.99 57,826.82
Capital Outlay --------- 16,348.54 $ 211,482.27 30,811.73 $ 250,486.42

Communications Division
Salaries -._------- $ 60,122.96 $ 67,791.71
Other Personal Services 99.85 310.99
General Expenses .-..--. 31,884.00 34,302.99
Capital Outlay -------- 10,647.43 $ 102,754.24 18,691.95 $ 121,097.64

Aviation Division
Salaries -_ --_$ 46,522.67 $ 40,075.61
General Expenses __8--- 38,297.15 30,415.02
Capital Outlay --_-_- 16,247.98 $ 84,982.29 44.95 $ 70,535.58

Recreation Fund
Salaries __- -0- 5,898.86
General Expenses -___-- -0. -0- 17,552.08 $ 23,450.94

Worlds Fair
General Expenses ----- -0- -0- 8,620.74 $ 8,620.74
Grand Total -.-- $2,724,878.09 $2,834,186.97