Governor welcomes back bear
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Republican Gov. Chris Sununu says he has no regrets about overruling state wildlife officials on how to handle nuisance Hanover bears, even after one of the animals migrated hundreds of miles from the Canadian board back to town.

A prominent bear expert also said Sununu made the right call.

In 2018, wildlife experts had planned to destroy a bear family led by Mink, a black bear sow who became infamous for foraging through downtown backyard and dumpsters with her cubs in tow.

Sununu stepped in and ordered the capture of the cubs, which were taken to a Lyme preserve. Instead of being destroyed, the mother was sent to far northern New Hampshire, even though experts warned she would most certainly embark on a fraught journey back to her home range near Mink Brook.

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