Incrementally everything good our parents and grandparents grew up doing in South Fla actually the whole USA has suffered great lssses of traditoanl cultural traditions and activiities its a shame about the airboats and the parqpgraph referring to panthers # 1 No such thing as a true sub-species but USFWS refuses to acknowledge modern Science proving this. DNA wise the panther is the same as anyother in North America. Too much money both politically and the moneies for DOI and the endless monies involved with enviromental litigation its just as big as the worst of Corporate America.
Another bit of misinformation in this article is the Loud Noise from airboats disturbing the Panthers. Panthers have no fear of vehicles noise or airboats. Panthers do venture into airboat country but prefer pine-lands and scrub palmetto. but will venture the prairies when they are a little drier but studies have proven hunting, buggies and airoats have no significant impact on panthers habits. .By the way the NPS's own studies show airboats having the least adverse impact upon the area than any other motorized means of transportation
These Federal land grabs and the cultural cleansing by bureaucrats, politicians and the DOI agencies must end