Florida Panther Euthanized Due To Deteriorating HealthWildlife officials were forced to euthanize an endangered Florida panther after they noticed its deteriorating health.
Bill Seeks To Protect Black Bear Habitat, Reduce ConflictMonths after the state held a controversial hunt, a bill filed Tuesday aims to help protect Florida's black bear population and limit human encounters.
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.
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.
Florida Woman Doesn't Blame Bear For Attacking HerThe Florida woman who was taken down in a bear attack last week is now standing up to protect the mammal.
Sea Turtle Nesting Season Begins In Florida It’s that time of the year again. If you are planning a trip to the beach, be careful where you step. It's sea turtle nesting season and State wildlife officials are hoping for another good turnout this year.
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.