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Bear Management in Florida

Welcome to the official web page of the Bear Management Section (BMS) of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). Our goal is to be your complete source for information on Florida's bears.

Browse around with the links on the left.  Look for range maps, information on the problems with nuisance animals (called Human/Bear conflicts) and roads, lesson plans and activities for children, research from past and present, and a list of links to other black bear web pages.  Also look up information on the Umatilla Bear Festival.  Note that links that lead outside the FWC Black Bear Pages will open new windows.

Click the license plate to learn how to get the new Conserve Wildlife tag and where the money goes.