Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Bear Management Program proudly announces and congratulates the following winners of the Bear-Proof Your Feeder Competition:
The following criteria were used to evaluate each entry:
- How bear proof is it? (MOST important category)
- Ease of construction
- Ease of use (i.e. how easy is it to refill and use the deer/wildlife feeder)
- Cost to build (excluding deer/wildlife feeder itself)
Grand Prize: $100 cash, participant's company's recognition (logo) for winning entry on the FWC website (or an extra prize), and choice of two additional prizes listed below in BLUE.
2nd Place: Choice of two prizes listed below
3rd Place: Choice of one prize listed below
Lottery Prize: Choice of one prize listed below. Entries were entered into the lottery simply for submitting a photo/sketch into the competition.
Prizes: Florida Wildlife Bear License plate gift certificate, Black Bear T-Shirt, Florida Wildlife Magazine subscription, Woods N Water Magazine subscription
Thank you to the many participants that took the time to enter the Bear-Proof Your Feeder Competition. With your help, the FWC will be further able to protect wildlife feeders and reduce bear conflicts at wildlife feeding stations throughout Florida.