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Bear Hunt Closed in East Panhandle

Florida Black Bear Hunt
Posted at 10:54 PM, Oct 24, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-25 17:29:53-04

Tallahassee, Fla. (WTXL) - Officials say 207 bears have been killed statewide today. 

Florida Wildlife Officials have closed the season for the east panhandle and central bear management units. The north and south BMU's will continue their season tomorrow.

While higher than expectations, officials say this just shows the region's increasing bear population. The season is scheduled to end as soon as the cap of 320 kills have been reached.