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The Florida Black Bear

Draft Update to Florida Black Bear Management Plan

A draft update to the state’s comprehensive Florida Black Bear Management Plan will be presented, along with a summary of changes and public comment to the FWC Commissioners at the December 2019 meeting in Panama City. The original plan was created in 2012 to provide a statewide framework for actions needed to ensure the long-term survival of bears and address bear management challenges.

The updates to the original plan, include new data, an expansion of the Bear Management Unit Profiles, and a new section on population management techniques.

Below you will find a list of relevant documents.


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