Floriday black bear

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Floriday black bear

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http://www.cbsnews.com/news/florida-bea ... -announce/

Sounds like a good population of black bears in Florida!
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Re: Floriday black bear

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Yes, we have a lot of bear in North Florida. The poor bee keepers are constantly having to repair and replace hives damaged by bear.
Junior's family has a hunting camp in Waukula County. It's covered with bear. The last time I was up there they had eaten the hearts out many palmettos.
We definitely needed the hunt to be opened up.
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Re: Floriday black bear

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I live in NW Fla, and on nights that the trash cans are out for early am pickup, you can see the mother bear and her two sets of cubs raiding the "better" smelling cans. Two sets of cubs, the mother bear has an older set and two that were born this year. This makes my evening walks just a bit interesting but I always make sure I do not walk between the mother and her cubs. The little ones are rather fun to watch. Will try to get photos. It is their world that these houses were built in, so I just leave them alone and so do our neighbors. We can discuss the coyotes (targets) at a later time.

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Re: Floriday black bear

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I may have to time my feral pig hunt with a bear hunt. I wonder what their diet is there? Here, the best game meat I've eaten so far has been black bear that was fat on moose babies and blue berries in August.
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Re: Floriday black bear

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If you come down you better have very good timing because the quota was reached for this years hunt in only two days.
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Re: Floriday black bear

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I love people screaming that the pop count isn't accurate and blah blah blah
well all I can say is those ppl need to take a walk to a stand early in the morning and then let's hear them scream the pop count is wrong when your dodging fresh droppings and can hear what sounds to be like a mini bulldozer crushing along through the palmetto ! Lol

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Re: Floriday black bear

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Yep, during a hunting trip into the Everglades last fall I noticed bear droppings all over the place.
Even happened upon piles still steaming.
There are so many panther down there the deer are becoming more scarce.
Psalm 55:7 - Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness.

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