$10,000 reward offered after black bear shot, killed in Central Florida
ASTOR, Fla. – After a black bear was found shot and killed behind a home in Lake County, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has doubled the reward for information leading to an arrest. Black bear killed In AstorAccording to the FWC, black bears are protected by law and it is illegal to kill a bear without a hunting or depredation permit. There is one exception to the rule, which allows a person to kill a black bear if it is to protect human life. ”A viable alternative to shooting a bear perceived as a threat is through the use of bear spray,” officials said. The use of paintballs, bear spray and sling shots are also allowed under FWC guidelines.