Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

Wildlife Officials Trap Orphaned Florida Panther KittenFlorida Wildlife officials caught a 4-month old female panther kitten, they said, was likely orphaned when its mother was hit and killed by a vehicle.
Large Python Pulled From Miami-Dade ParkA scary discovery at a South Florida park prompted an investigation by wildlife officials.
State Calls Bear Hunt A Success, Opponents Call It A SlaughterFlorida wildlife officials Thursday called last month's bear hunt a success, with 304 bears killed in two days and few hunters cited for violations --- but critics called it a slaughter, saying most of the bears were killed on private land, where state regulations could be more easily skirted.
Wildlife Dept. May Revise Future Bear HuntsState wildlife officials will take some time to review the first bear hunt in 21 years --- shut down Sunday night quicker than they expected --- to make adjustments before the next one.
Man Attacked By Bear As Hunting Season OpensA man, who was not a hunter, was attacked near Tallahassee by a bear on the first day of hunting season.
Police: Baby Falls From Boat While Mother Was NappingPolice said a 17-month-old baby died Friday after he fell from a boat while his mother was taking a nap.
Black Bear Hunting Season Begins Amid ProtestsFor the first time in 20 years, hunters on Saturday will be given the opportunity to stalk the Florida wilderness and legally kill black bears.
3-Year-Old Panther Struck, Killed By Car In Collier CountyAnother vehicle crash has claimed the life of an endangered Florida panther.
Judge Rejects Effort To Halt Bear HuntA Leon County judge said Thursday science used by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is sufficient to justify the state's first black-bear hunt in more than two decades, although he added the agency could have done a better job in establishing the rules.
Florida Panther Kitten Killed By Car On I-75 Near NaplesA vehicle struck and killed a 13-month old Florida panther kitten on Interstate 75, wildlife officials said.
UF Student Arrested For Illegal Gator Hide At Frat HouseThe Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said they found alligator hide drying in the backyard of a University of Florida fraternity house, landing a student in hot swampy water.
4-Month-Old Panther Struck, Killed By Car In Collier CountyAnother vehicle crash has claimed the life of a Florida panther.
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