Florida shuts down bay known nationally for its oysters
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation will shut down wild oyster harvesting for as long as five years. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission did express the hope of reopening the bay before the ban on commercial and recreational harvesting ends if oysters recover sooner. But instead of serving Apalachicola oysters, they're buying them from Texas. The commission issued an emergency order in July shutting down oyster harvesting on Aug. 1 until it could consider the five-year shutdown. When lumber faded, it reinvented itself again and prospered on shrimping and oyster harvesting.
Michigan hunter gets 5 years in prison for accidental death of hunter
BELLAIRE, Mich. (AP) – A Michigan hunter convicted of killing another hunter on the first day of the 2018 deer season was sentenced Monday to at least five years in prison. David Barber of Gaylord was sentenced for involuntary manslaughter and a gun offense, about a month after a jury convicted him in Antrim County. Investigators said Barber believed he had shot a deer but instead struck Justin Beutel who was found slumped over a deer, 55 yards (50.2 meters) away. Beutel, 38, of Midland County had sent a photo of himself and his buck to family just before his death. Barber, 46, will be eligible for parole after five years in prison.