Environmental groups are mounting a last minute effort to stop the start of Florida’s first black bear hunt in two decades.
The Animal Defense Legal Fund and the Center for Biological Diversity have filed an emergency brief, asking a judge to stop the hunt, which is set to start this Saturday.
The brief claims that the state has no plans to stop 29 hundred hunters from looking for bears after the 320 limit is reached.
Black bears were a protected species until 2012.
There are likely three thousand left in the wild.
Talk of resuming the hunt began after claims that attacks on humans were on the rise.