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Join FWC webinars to comment on black bear management plan

News Release

Monday, March 16, 2015

Media contact: Karen Parker, 386-754-1294

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting two webinars to discuss proposed changes to the black bear management program.  Proposed amendments to the bear feeding and conservation rules as well as rule changes required to have a bear hunt in the fall of 2015 will be discussed.

The webinars will be held March 23 and March 26, each beginning at 6 p.m. EDT.

Those interested in viewing the webinar must register for either session.

To register for the March 23 webinar, go to:

For the March 26 webinar, go to: Please register for just one session.

“These webinars will give the FWC a chance to reach out to more members of the public than with traditional public meetings,” said David Telesco, bear management coordinator. “The public will have the opportunity to learn more about our bear management program, offer up their comments and ask questions.”

A copy of the agenda can be obtained by contacting Bear Management at 850-922-4330 or via e-mail: The agenda and workshop information also will be available at

Participation in the webinar will require computer access and telephone access. Those without computer access can listen in on the phone. Phone registrations must be made by calling 352-372-4747 and asking for Alexis Hampton.

For more information about the webinars, contact Bear Management at 850-922-4330 or via e-mail at

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