FWC seeks information in bear killing
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Media contact: Stan Kirkland, 850-265-3676, ext. 211
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission (FWC) is asking the public's help to determine who
killed a young female black bear found in the Apalachicola National
Forest on Dec. 14.
FWC Investigator Lt. Scott Runkle said the
108-pound bear was apparently killed elsewhere, then dumped on a
woods road east of Springhill Road near Fisher Creek in southern
Leon County. The general location where the small bear was
found is referred to as Hellen Guard.
Killing a black bear is a felony under Florida law
and punishable by a maximum of a $1,000 fine and one year
Runkle said anyone with information that leads to
the arrest of the person or people who killed the bear is eligible
for a reward under the Wildlife Alert Reward Program. The
rewards range up to $1,000, and callers can remain anonymous.
The Wildlife Alert number is 888-404-3922.