Second Bear-Hunt Parameters Emerge

Jun 17, 2016

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

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is considering a second bear hunt in as many decades.

Staff at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission have come up with four different proposals. One calls for a season that would be divided into three, four-day periods in October.

Staff has also recommended postponing another hunt until 2017 or not holding another hunt for several years.  A highly controversial hunt last October resulted in the deaths of slightly more than 300 bears, but plans for a second hunt aren't that specific.

Meanwhile, animal rights protesters have successfully urged some local governments to pass resolutions opposing another hunt.

Commissioners are expected to discuss the proposals at a monthly meeting in East Point next week.