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New Scientific Estimates Confirm Florida Bear Populations Are Large And Growing

bear-population-infographic_originalRecently completed scientific estimates of black bear populations in Florida indicate the statewide population is now 4,350 adult bears. This new population estimate reflects how conservation measures have propelled the growth of Florida bear populations from the 1970s level of 300 to 500 bears to their abundant status today. Continue reading New Scientific Estimates Confirm Florida Bear Populations Are Large And Growing

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Florida Black Bear Season To Re-open After 21 Years

blackbearAfter 21 years of closure, the Florida black bear season is set to reopen the last week of October 2015.

The final Florida Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWCC) hearing to reopen the season will be held in Sarasota the week of June 23, 2015. Continue reading Florida Black Bear Season To Re-open After 21 Years