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Bear attacks man on eve of controversial hunt

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Wildlife officials are investigating after a bear attacked a man outside Eastpoint motel. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officials say Charles Griffin was walking near the Sportsman’s Lodge Motel and Marina on Friday night when he encountered a bear. He was released after being treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. Wildlife officials are conducting trapping efforts. The attack comes on the eve of the state’s first bear hunt in more than 20 years. Officials have sold more than 3,200 permits for Saturday’s…

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