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Black Bears and Wildlife Feeders: Tips to Make Your Feeder Bear Resistant

Panhandle Florida has two geographically distinct populations of black bears. Florida’s black bear population estimate was as low as 300 in the 1970s, today the population estimate is more than 3,000 bears distributed in seven geographically distinct areas of the state (Figure 1.)  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has developed a long-term …

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