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 Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission got an earful at its regular meeting in Jupiter Florida this week. Even though it wasn’t on the agenda, numerous public commenters voiced opposition to holding another bear hunt.
Some of Tallahassee's most distinguished artists and environmentalists held a "Requiem for Florida's Black Bears" on Saturday. It was a response to last month's state-sanctioned bear hunt, which killed 304 bears in two days.