Hunters Kill Over 200 Florida Black Bears In A Day
Florida reinstated black bear hunting to control populations, but activists are concerned the Florida black bear population isn't stable enough.By Samantha Crook | October 25, 2015
"Shooting hours for bear are the same as for deer and for other game animals: a half hour before sunrise to a half hour after sunset," a representative from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is reinstating the bear hunting season to stabilize recent growth in the black bear population. But activists say the hunt was rushed, given the Florida black bear's removal from the threatened species list just three years ago. (Video via WFTS)