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Bears in Wakulla may wind up in crosshairs

Commissioners vote to ask state for a bear hunt
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Posted at 12:53 AM, Oct 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-10-17 11:56:28-04
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According to Wakulla Commissioner Fred Nichols, there’s been an increase of bear sightings, so much so, he is proposing a temporary bear hunt.

 Wakulla Commissioner Fred Nichols told me the county has seen more bears than usual. He says he’s seen bears raiding garbage cans and out when kids are getting picked up by school buses. 

He says the issues have gotten so bad he's now proposing a temporary bear hunt. 

Nichols says this will help regulate the amount of bears in the area and keep people safe.

The meeting started at 5pm. Commissioners voted unanimously to correspond with Governor Desantis to bring back bear hunting with hounds.