6th Annual Neal J. Hull Fishing Tournament

The sun was shining over the Caloosahatchee, and the water was like glass last Saturday, as anglers both young and old tried to reel in a big one during the 6th Annual Neal J. Hull Fishing Tournament, held at the LaBelle Boat Ramp. Up on shore, near the jampacked parking lot, a sign of a […]

Mike Lilley offers New Age Dog Training in LaBelle

Local dog owners, do you have a dog that barks incessantly at the pizza delivery person or anytime the doorbell is rung, or barrels through the door nearly knocking you down, and dragging you at the end of the leash every time you go for a walk? Maybe your canine companion is showing signs of […]

2018 4H Youth and Mustang Challenge

The 2018 Youth and Mustang Challenge will be on December 15 starting at 9:30 a.m. at the LaBelle Rodeo Grounds, 20 Veterans Way, LaBelle. There will be a Patriotic Parade of Mustangs. Come see mustangs gentled by 4H youth in classes of Grooming and Conditioning, Trail and Obstacles and Individual Freestyles. Get a photo taken […]

Gatorama hosts CrocFest to help save species

PALMDALE — Gatorama will host the International CrocFest this Saturday, Dec. 8, for the first time, and three “superstars of crocodilian conservation” will attend the semiannual fundraising event. It’s also the first time the three will appear together to discuss the state of conservation efforts for the species. The event, which had its start in […]

Gopher Tortoises considered a threatened species

With more houses being built and more land being developed the Gopher Tortoises are considered to be a threatened species. The gopher tortoise is protected as a State-designated threatened species by Florida’s Endangered and Threatened Species Rule. Gopher tortoises must be relocated before any land clearing or development can take place, property owners must obtain […]

Wood Storks, Wetlands and Water

Brad Cornell will present a program “Wood Storks, Wetlands and Water” at the Hendry-Glades Audubon meeting on Monday December 10 at 7 p.m., at the Dallas Townsend Agricultural Extension located at 1085 Pratt Blvd LaBelle, FL 33935. Brad Cornell currently is Southwest Florida Policy Associate for both Audubon of the Western Everglades and Audubon Florida, […]

Area was famous for close encounters with Cryptid ‘Skunk Apes’

By Bob Davidsson Special to Caloosa Belle During the 1970s, more than a dozen sightings of the elusive “Skunk Ape,” the Everglades version of the Himalayan “Yeti” and Oregon’s “Sasquatch” (Bigfoot), were reported in suburban Palm Beach County. Why the legendary creature was observed in such large numbers during the decade of the 1970s is […]

LaBelle angler wins tourney with 53 lb. catch

OKEECHOBEE – Boater Gary Milicevic of LaBelle, Florida, won the T-H Marine FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Gator Division tournament on Lake Okeechobee Sunday, September 23, with a two-day cumulative catch of 10 bass weighing 53 pounds, 2 ounces. For his win, Milicevic earned $8,374. According to post-tournament reports he caught his fish near Harney Pond, […]

Apes find safe home amid researchers at Hendry facility

CLEWISTON — There exists a wild place near here where the residents, some of humans’ closest relatives in the animal kingdom, are enjoying not merely a sweet life in Hendry County. These primate cousins of ours have found a refuge from hurt. It’s a place resembling their actual home in the world — that range […]

Sightings of veiled chameleons throughout southern Florida

There have been a lot of sightings of veiled chameleons throughout southern Florida. The veiled chameleon (Chamaeleo calyptratus) is a non-native lizard that has been present and breeding in Florida for about ten years. The species is native to the southwestern coastal regions of Saudi Arabia and western Yemen, where it inhabits mountainous coastal regions, […]