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Quiet Day - UPDATE September 2, 2015

V-DotOn this second day of bear hunting season, we heard 1 shot a mile and a half east of here according to directions given us by landowners in that area. A bear in that area could be a clan bear. Co...  Read More

Long Day - UPDATE September 1, 2015

Lorie - safe and soundAt 6:01 AM, the bear hunting season opened a half hour before sunrise. It was so dark and misty that I worried about wounding loss in addition to the usual worries for the specia...  Read More

Preparing for Hunting Season - UPDATE August 31, 2015

Spirit bear with stripe of hair on back yet to be shedOn this day before hunting season, volunteers logged hours on well-used bear trails, carrying food, in this time of hyperphagia, again without a b...  Read More

  • Quiet Day - UPDATE September 2, 2015

    Wednesday, 02 September 2015 19:11
  • Long Day - UPDATE September 1, 2015

    Tuesday, 01 September 2015 20:14
  • Preparing for Hunting Season - UPDATE August 31, 2015

    Monday, 31 August 2015 20:21

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    As WRI's principal biologist, Lynn Rogers, Ph.D., has spent over 42 years learning about wildlife and sharing his information with the public. Using airplanes, vehicles, and snowshoes, he has radio-tracked over 100 bears in the vast forests of northeastern Minnesota, studying some for as long as 22 years. - Read More -

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