Do You Remember The 2015 Florida Black Bear Hunt?
We Will Never Forget.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved the state-sanctioned slaughter of Florida's black bears in 2015. Thousands of people across the state united to stop the hunt. Despite public outcry, the FWC Commissioners voted to move forward with the hunt, which took place on October 24, 2015. It was the first bear hunt in over 21 years. The FWC set the bear hunting quota at 320 bears. At the time, the estimated black bear population in Florida was 3,000.