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Statement regarding bear management

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Media contact: Carli Segelson, Carli.Segelson@myfwc.com

"As shown by today’s staff presentation on population, habitat, human-bear conflict and outreach, we have a long-standing, proactive approach to bear management and will continue to build on that existing foundation. We will continue implementing our comprehensive approach to bear management. We directed staff to bring back a revised bear management plan in two years, including hunting as a management tool."

-      Brian Yablonski, Chairman, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission

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