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

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

An independent researcher is confirming the state’s claims about a rebounding Florida black bear population. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has signed a memorandum of understanding with Waste Pro in a move officials say will increase the availability of bear resistant trashcans.

Florida wildlife officials are seeking plans from county and local governments to reduce conflicts between bears and humans.