Fairfax, VA -(AmmoLand.com)- The National Rifle Association (NRA) and Unified Sportsmen of Florida (USF) support the continuation and the expansion of bear hunting season in Florida.
For sometime we have raised concerns about the explosion in the bear population and the growing danger to human life as well as pets and property damage.
The growing number of bears intruding into suburban neighborhoods is creating danger for homeowners and has been evident for some time. There is no question that bears are attacking people, killing pets and doing property damage.
According to FWC Staff information, an average of 240 bears a year are being killed by motor vehicles while only 304 bears were killed during last years bear season.
It’s time acknowledge the risks to public safety from vehicle crashes involving bears and the economic cost of subsequent injury and damage to passengers and vehicles caused by these crashes. Bear-proof garbage can programs will do nothing to keep bears off the roads and highways. Population reduction is the best and surest method of eliminating that problem.
While the anti-hunting groups decry the fact that 304 bears were killed in only two days, they apparently fail to …Read the Rest