Florida Black Bear Hunt

We hope and pray that this will be the end to the senseless hunting of our beloved black bears in Florida.

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Banner photo credit: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

The Centre for Biological Diversity has  released a statement (17 March 2016) regarding the plight of the black bear in Florida.

As you may recall, last October 2015, there was a black bear massacre in Florida, with an open multi (7) day hunt, the first such ‘legal’ hunt in 21 years. There was no ‘science’ to back the bear hunt in Florida.

Despite the visible impacts of habitat loss and fragmentation, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (“FWC”) in 2012 removed the bear from the state’s threatened species list, calling its management of the species a success story” – The Centre for Biological Diversity

Old, young, males, mothers – all were ‘legal’ targets for the noble hunter, but bears greater than 100lbs “recommended” and “no cubs near by” duly noted. But during the onslaught who knows…

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Florida Black Bear Hunt

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