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House members looking to reduce wildlife encounters

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Posted at 6:32 AM, Sep 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-18 06:32:00-04

TALLAHASSEE - Florida House members want the state to use money raised from the upcoming bear hunting season to help reduce conflicts between wildlife and humans.

Members of a House subcommittee say the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's $125,000 budget request for education and prevention is "meager".  

One state representative says wildlife officials should be focused on changing human behaviors when it comes to wildlife encounters. 

The FWC says that the budget request is just a placeholder.