LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) - A Polk County man accused of poaching wildlife and bragging about it on Facebook has been arrested on several charges, including unlawful hunting.
Darin Lee Waldo is charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, armed trespass, attempting to take wild turkey and deer during closed season, among other charges.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported Friday that the 43-year-old Waldo exchanged photographs of illegally killed game with investigators, participated in chat rooms describing his actions and invited undercover agents to participate in two illegal hunts.
Authorities say Waldo and other suspects hid small boats and guns at Lake Marion Creek Wildlife Management Area near Haines City.
The wildlife agency's Internet Crimes Unit investigates wildlife exploitation. Investigators have made 177 arrests so far.