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Arm activists with the knowledge, support and tools to fight bear hunting across the US.

We are on a mission to pioneer a road-map that will lead people through the process of ending bear hunting in their State. Our strategic and all-encompassing approach arms bear defenders with the education and resources needed to stop bear hunting in their State and safeguard the future existence of bears.

The facts


Exposing the myths propagated by bear hunters and special interest groups. 

Bear hunters, and wildlife agencies, historically have defended bear hunting as a “sport” using erroneous information and fallacious arguments. Bear Defenders intends to enlighten people and eliminate bear hunts by exposing those false ideas and presenting sound research and science to dispel the myths.​



We started out by exposing the Florida black bear hunt in 2015 as a special interest trophy hunt backed by flawed and incomplete science. 

Since our inception, we have grown into a powerful coalition comprised of individuals, groups, and organizations who have joined forces in a collaborative effort to end bear hunting. We strive to educate and empower communities to take action against the unjustified hunting of bears in their State.


The mission
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