Plan backed to manage bears in state

After nearly three hours of comments from activists, most opposed to hunting bears, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission agreed to advance a 209-page staff draft report that primarily stresses using education and non-lethal techniques of managing the animals.

Judge refuses to block anaconda rule

A Leon County circuit judge has rejected a request for a preliminary injunction against a state rule that largely bans anacondas in Florida.

Woman, 104, bags buck during first hunt

The adventurous centenarian was inspired to go hunting after sitting in her son Bill Teeters’ blind last year during the open season, and deciding she wanted to join the fun.

Bear cub trapped in tree over tiger enclosure

A bear cub is trapped in a tree over a tiger enclosure at the CARE Foundation animal sanctuary in Apopka, Florida. Authorities are waiting to see if the cub will come down, but there is a concern it may fall into the tiger pin.