A 20-year ban on hunting black bears may end in response to an increased number of bear attacks. Human encroachment and habitat loss have led the bears to seek food in developed areas, and as a result the number of attacks has increased. Urge the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission not to scrap the hunting ban.
Man Jumps in Water to Save Drowning 400-Pound Bear 12-18-2015. Most black bears especially the American black bear – are relatively timid. It is very rare for a bear to hunt and feed on humans under normal circumstances. Most bear attacks are only experienced when the animal happens to be defending itself against anything that poses to be a threat to itself.