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Wildlife authorities check a dead bear during Florida’s bear hunt. Photo by Amy Green

DeBary Man Cited During Florida Bear Hunt

A DeBary man faces a misdemeanor citation after Florida’s bear hunt last month. Wildlife authorities say the man tried to bait the bears using two honey buns, a chocolate éclair, a doughnut, a fish filet and a piece of cherry pie.
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A bear was euthanized in Tami Compton’s backyard. Photo by Amy Green

Before Florida Bear Hunt, Euthanizations Soar

Florida will hold its first bear hunt in two decades this weekend to manage the population of the animal that is a nuisance in many neighborhoods and responsible for maulings statewide. Wildlife authorities agree the best way to keep bears out of neighborhoods is to remove food sources like garbage. State regulations prohibit leaving garbage outside for bears.
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