Too many bears
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA- Florida is considering a limited hunting season on black bears because clashes between bears and humans are on the rise.
The black bear is rebounding from near extinction and the state is looking for a solution to the four bear attacks on people over the last year.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission didn't make a decision on it Wednesday but appeared to be receptive to the idea which brought cheers from hunters and jeers from animal rights advocates.
In 1974 there were between 300 and 500 bears and now the population is abut 3,000.
Calls about the bears being a nuisance have gone up by 400 percent over the past ten years.
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