Tag: bear hunting

Bear Hunters seeing decline in harvest this year

Bear hunters in Minnesota are having a harder time this year than in previous seasons, thanks to plentiful wild foods like berries and acorns in the woods, according to Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials. Bear season began on September 1st and by September 26th hunters had registered 1,857 bears. That’s 33 percent less than…
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October 3, 2022 0

Hunters asked not to shoot ear-tagged,
radio-collared research bears

The Minnesota bear hunting season opens Thursday, Sept. 1, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is once again asking hunters to avoid shooting marked research bears. These bears are marked with distinctively large, colorful ear tags and wear radio collars. Researchers with the DNR are monitoring 25 radio-collared black bears across the state, especially…
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August 30, 2022 0

MN DNR: Bear Populations Healthy, but Bear Hunting Will Be Difficult this Season

Detroit Lakes, MN — Baiting for the Minnesota Bear Hunting season began on August 12th and the season opens up this Thursday, September 1st. Beer populations remain very healthy locally and throughout the state, but the DNR isn’t expecting the high success rates like they had last year. With an abundant food supply and forage,…
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August 30, 2022 0

Bear hunters: Remember to buy your license, check regulations

Bear hunters who enter the lottery for bear hunting licenses should check to see if they were selected for a license. The DNR has mailed postcards to lottery winners and hunters can also check the DNR website to see if they were selected. The deadline to purchase a bear license is Monday, Aug. 1. Surplus…
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July 26, 2022 0

Bear Hunting License Application Deadline is May 6

Prospective bear hunters have until Friday, May 6, to apply for a bear hunting license from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Applications for the 2022 season can be submitted online, at any license agent or via telephone at 888-665-4236. Bear season opens Thursday, Sept. 1, and closes Sunday, Oct. 16. Lottery winners will be…
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April 26, 2022 0

Bear Hunting Lottery applications due May 7th

By Paul Vold kkinradio@embarqmail.com (5/4/21) (Minnesota) — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reminding prospective bear hunters to have their applications in by Friday, May 7th for the lottery areas, which can be submitted online or via telephone at 888-665-4236. There are 13 permit areas and 3,575 licenses for a fee of 5-dollars to…
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May 4, 2021 0