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.
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.
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.
'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.
Bear Killed In Collision With 2 Cars In North FloridaFor the second time over the past 8 days in north Florida, a black bear was killed after being struck by two cars.
Florida Biologists Helped By Panther & Bear Sighting ReportsIf you spot a Florida panther or black bear in the wild, be sure to report it. Florida biologists say public reports of black bear and panther sightings are helping them understand more about the elusive creatures.
FWC: Black Bears No Longer A Threatened Species In FloridaDespite objections from advocates, wildlife commissioners determined Wednesday that the Florida black bear is no longer a threatened species.