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The Florida Senate OKs shooting bears in self-defense

A controversial effort to strengthen self-defense arguments for people who shoot bears on their property is headed back to the Florida House.

The Scoop: Fri., February 16, 2024 Tampa Bay and Florida headlines by WMNF

Social media bill A proposal that aims to keep children off social media has been revamped by the Florida Senate. The debate on whether or not restrictions in the proposal would be constitutional and if...
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Shooting a black bear if you feel threatened would be legal under a bill passed by the Florida House

The Florida House on Thursday passed a controversial proposal aimed at allowing people to kill bears in self-defense.

The Scoop: Mon., January 22, 2024 Tampa Bay & Florida headlines by WMNF

Desantis drops out Governor Ron DeSantis has dropped his race for the White House. In a four-minute video posted to the social media platform X, DeSantis says he halted his campaign because there was no...

“Stand your ground” law against bears advances in State House

Listen:   A State House bill that would allow people to kill bears on their property without permits when they feel threatened advanced in a House subcommittee Friday. But, opponents say that killing the bears...
Florida black bear

A Florida Senate committee advances a bill to allow people to kill bears on their property

Opponents called instead for better-managing trash in rural counties where interactions between bears and humans have reportedly increased.
Florida black bear

A Florida House subcommittee supports a bill to let people kill bears on their property

The bill lets Floridians kill bears on their property without permits if they feel threatened or think it is necessary for protection.
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Bill in Florida would allow people to kill bears on their property without permits

A Florida bill would allow people to kill bears on their property without permits when they feel threatened or for protection.
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Lawmaker Jason Shoaf supports holding another bear hunt in Florida

A Florida lawmaker is calling for the state to hold a bear hunt after a county sheriff suggested it to help manage the bear population.

Katrina Shadix, founder of Bear Warriors United, discusses her efforts in bear advocacy: education, legislation, and what to do if you encounter a bear

Katrina Shadix—founder and executive director of Bear Warriors United (BWU), whose stated mission is to preserve and protect bears, and in carrying out that mission, engages in an array of advocacy and educational efforts—recounts her...

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