Florida schedules bear hunting season

Published 5:12 pm Monday, March 2, 2015

In response to recent bear attacks, Florida officials have announced a bear hunting season for the first time in 20 years. 

According to NPR, experts say a higher bear population and the smell of food is luring more bears dangerously close to humans. 

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s plan to reduce human encounters with bears involves more bear-proof trash cans and reducing the population through hunting. 

While the schedule isn’t set in stone yet, the bear hunt wouldn’t be until the fall.