Bears

Florida officials are reminding rural residents that bears are becoming more active as they try to add calories in preparation for winter.


Bill Would Protect Mother Bears In Hunts

Aug 18, 2017

Black bears mothering cubs under 100 pounds would be off-limits if the state conducts bear hunts in the future, under a measure filed Wednesday by Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando.

Franklin County residents have at least two opportunities to make their regular trash cans bear-proof, thanks to a grant. Florida wildlife officials are looking to add hardware to help reduce human-bear conflicts in the area.

Bear-Resident Trash Cans For Wakulla County Residents

Jun 26, 2017

Wakulla County residents will now be able to keep their garbage safe from bears in the area, thanks to a grant from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Spring is in the air, hungry Florida black bears are looking for love, and state game officials are urging caution.

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