New bear hunt proposal to go before Florida wildlife commisssion

Final vote expected Wednesday

By Tyler Shepard - Producer
An expanded proposal from state biologists is set to go before the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Wednesday.
According to the News-Journal, the new proposal would be broken into three, four-day periods with hunters getting permits on a first-come, first-served basis to specific dates and areas.
The staff-recommended proposal will be one of four presented to FWC on June 22, while the commission leaders decide if they want to continue the hunt next fall.
Over the weekend, protesters who objected to the hunt gathered in more than a dozen cities around Florida.
Last year, the state held its first bear hunt in decades to slow the growth of bear population.
Seminole and Volusia counties have publicly objected to continuing the hunt.

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