Protect Florida Black Bears from Hunting

  • by: Nyack Clancy
  • recipient: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Executive Director Nick Wiley

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are meeting to determine the removal of state protection of the Florida Black Bear and their cubs and allow hunting. Hunting of the subspecies was banned in 1994 to further protect the Florida population.

Bears still need protection in Florida; habitat loss is greatly affecting Florida Black Bear populations. Nearly 20 acres of wildlife habitat are lost to new development every hour in Florida, and motor vehicle accidents that have accounted for 89.5% of deaths since 1994.

We ask the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to find non-lethal methods to coexist with bears. Keep protections for the black bear and do not include hunting in the management plan.

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission 
Executive Director Nick Wiley
Farris Bryant Building
620 S. Meridian St.
Tallahassee, FL, 32399-1600
Phone: (850) 488-4676

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission are meeting to determine the remove state protection of the Florida Black Bear and their cubs and allow hunting. Hunting of the subspecies was banned in 1994 to further protect the Florida population.


Bears still need protection in Florida; habitat loss is greatly affecting Florida Black Bear populations. Nearly 20 acres  of wildlife habitat are lost to new development every hour in Florida, and motor vehicle accidents that have accounted for 89.5% of deaths since 1994.


We ask the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to find non-lethal methods to coexist with bears. Keep protections for the black bear and do not include hunting in the management plan.

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