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The Florida Black Bear

2019 Florida Black Bear Management Plan

The 2019 update to the state’s comprehensive Florida Black Bear Management Plan was approved by the FWC Commissioners at the December 2019 meeting. The plan provides a statewide framework for actions needed to ensure the long-term survival of bears and address bear management challenges.

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