From WFSU’s Jim Ash, 05/10/2015:

Facing a June 24 deadline, animal rights activists made a last-ditch effort Wednesday to convince Governor Rick Scott to halt the first bear hunting season in two decades. The appeal fell on deaf ears.

… But Humane Society national director Kate McFall said commissioners could respond more effectively to the state’s five bear attacks since 2012.

 “There seems to be a huge rush to start this hunting and we feel like there should be a huge rush and emphasis on trash management.”