Bear Hunting

A black bear at Yellowstone National Park. (Ron Magill/Zoo Miami)

‘Harvest’ Numbers Set For Revived Bear Hunt

A target was placed on at least 320 black bears Wednesday as the once-threatened species will be hunted across Florida next month for the first time in more than two decades.

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Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Nearly 1,200 Permits Sold So Far For Florida Bear Hunt

Since sales started Monday, nearly 1,200 permits for Florida’s bear hunt have been sold.

08/06/2015

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Environmental Group Sues To Stop Bear Hunting In Florida

An environmental advocacy group sued Florida’s wildlife protection commission, demanding a stop to a planned bear hunting season set to start in the fall.

07/31/2015

Florida Black Bear.  (Source: http://myfwc.com/education/educators/black-bear-education/)

Wildlife Commissioners Approve Bear Hunting

Wildlife officials took a final vote Wednesday and approved a new bear hunting season in Florida–just a few years after it was removed from the state’s threatened species list.

06/24/2015

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Wildlife Officials Support Black Bear Hunts

Black bears are closer to being placed on the state’s wildlife hunting calendar for the first time in more than 20 years.

04/15/2015

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Florida Black Bear Removed From State’s Protected Wildlife List

The Florida black bear is no longer deemed a endangered species.

CBS4–06/08/2011