It will be 2019 before Florida holds another bear hunt.
That’s how the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted Wednesday.
The state agency agreed instead to re-examine the state’s bear management plan over the next two years.
"A hunt is consuming. It is consuming to this agency all the way around. And the benefit that we get with this species at this moment at this time, I don’t know if it’s worth the consumption that our team is going to go through," said Brian Yablonski, the commission’s chairman.