Bear Hunting

Florida Wildlife Officials are putting the possibility of a black bear hunt on hold—at least for the next few years. The decision came during a Wednesday meeting the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission meeting.

Democratic lawmakers are calling for a 10-year moratorium on black bear hunting in Florida.

Commissioners Push Pause On Bear Hunt

Jun 23, 2016

There won’t be a bear hunt in Florida this year. Last year the state held its first black bear hunt in two decades, but the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted Wednesday to push pause on the controversial program.

The parameters of a proposed second bear hunt in Florida in as many decades are beginning to emerge.

Florida’s first bear hunt in decades ended after just two days. While the number of bears culled never reached the 320-bear-target the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission had set, officials closed the hunt early to maintain what they call a conservative hunt.