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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

- A photo taken on January 23, 2014 shows a farmed European sturgeon in Saint-Seurin-sur-l'Isle, southwestern France. AFP PHOTO JEAN-PIERRE MULLER        (Photo credit JEAN-PIERRE MULLER/AFP/Getty Images)

Sturgeon Leaps From River, Knocks Teen Unconscious

A Florida teen was knocked unconscious by a sturgeon while boating with family over the weekend.

06/03/2015

FWC makes video asking Florida boaters to wear their "PFD," or personal flotation device. (Source: FWC/YouTube)

Zero Tolerance For BUI & Safety Enforced Ahead Of Memorial

It’s the start of Memorial Day Weekend, a vastly popular boating weekend in South Florida.

05/22/2015

Florida Spiny Lobster (Source: CBS4)

FWC: 3 Lobster Poachers Arrested In Miami-Dade County

Three people were arrested Saturday for poaching lobsters in Miami-Dade County. Officials said they illegally had 87 wrung lobster tails, 66 of which were undersized.

05/13/2015

Manatee rescued from storm station (Source: Twitter/@FtLaudFire)

Crews Rescue Manatee Stuck In Storm Station

A one-and-a half year old manatee is resting and recovering after a complicated rescue from a Fort Lauderdale stormwater culvert.

05/12/2015

(Source: Tim Donovan/FWC)

$5,000 Reward Offered In Shooting Of Endangered Florida Panther

The Florida panther is one of the most endangered animals in the world, which is why federal wildlife officials are now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the shooting of a Florida panther.

CBS Miami–04/30/2015

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Lawmakers Look To Curb Bear, Gator Feeding

As the state tries to reduce dangerous interactions between bears and humans, lawmakers have given final approval to a bill that would change the penalties for feeding wildlife.

04/27/2015

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

Bear, Gator Feeding Bill Won’t Go To Dogs

Florida lawmakers are taking aim at people caught repeatedly feeding bears and alligators, as the state prepares to allow its first black bear hunt in two decades.

04/21/2015

(Source: FWC)

Scientist: Florida Python Hunt Didn’t Help Control Threat

On Monday, a scientist announced that data from the first Python Challenge in 2013 didn’t do much to curb the invasive Burmese pythons in the Everglades. This is bad news as Florida is on the verge of another hunt.

04/20/2015

(Source: CBS4)

Exclusive: Cameras Catch As Angry Doral Alligator Is Apprehended

An alligator was pulled from a lake in Doral Saturday and the commotion was caught on video.

04/18/2015

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