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Officials lean toward shutting down controversial bear hunt

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Florida wildlife officials say they are considering shutting down the statewide bear hunt at the end of the second day after a higher than excepted number of bears had been killed. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said 293 bears had been killed by midday Sunday. Officials capped the limit at 320, but hunters have 12 hours to have their bear weighed so numbers are still coming in. Officials shut down the central and east Panhandle regions after the…

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