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Saturday, May 12, 2012

Beware flying sturgeons in the Suwanee River, warn state officials

Published May 11, 2012
A 31-year-old Old Town man was injured Friday when a sturgeon that had jumped out of the Suwannee River in front of his boat hit him.

This is first sturgeon strike in 2012, according to Major Roy Brown, regional commander of the FWC's North Central Region.

The Suwannee River supports a large population of Gulf sturgeon, 10,000-14,000 fish averaging approximately 40 pounds each.
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