Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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.
Panther Killed In Southwest FloridaA Florida panther was struck and killed by a vehicle on a southwest Florida highway, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officials said.
Traps Set With Dead Snakes In Search For Missing King CobraFlorida wildlife officials are dropping the number of officers helping to search for a king cobra that escaped from an Orlando home last week.
'Harvest' Numbers Set For Revived Bear HuntA 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.
Man Arrested After Shooting At Coast Guard In Boat ChaseAuthorities have arrested a Key Largo man who allegedly fired shots at Coast Guard personnel during a boat chase.
FWC Chief Dismisses Panther Hunt As "Ridiculous Stretch"The Executive Director of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Executive Director said he'd like to "ultimately" get the Florida panther off the federal endangered-species list.
Possible Plea Deal In Quadruple Fatal Boating CrashThe fireworks had just ended July 4th a year ago, when celebration became calamity. Boats were heading to shore after a night of fun when there was a horrific collision involving three vessels.
Wildlife Officer Shot And Wounded, Boat StolenTwo men have been arrested by Florida Panhandle authorities for allegedly shooting and wounding a wildlife officer.
Nearly 1,200 Permits Sold So Far For Florida Bear HuntSince sales started Monday, nearly 1,200 permits for Florida’s bear hunt have been sold.