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Black bear

October 11, 2018
The Black Bear 4-H Club includes Amber Hidde (back row from left), Tyler Hidde, Bennet Capelle and Braden Capelle; Dana Hammer (front row from left), Ava Capelle and Tori Dullum. Submitted Photo
Crow Wing County youth celebrate 4-H week
October 11, 2018 - 6:00am
October 1, 2018
Conservation Officer (CO) Eric Sullivan (Pequot Lakes) and Conservation Officer Candidate (COC) Annette Kyllo assisted an archery hunter retrieve his deer due to a black bear guarding it. Loud noises did not scare the bear away, and the hunter requested assistance. When Sullivan and Kyllo arrived, the bear had moved on and the deer was moved to a safe location for field dressing. Photo Illustration
Assist offered to bow hunter, retrieving deer from bear claiming it - MnDNR CO Reports
October 1, 2018 - 3:00pm
August 20, 2018
Researchers with the DNR are monitoring about 30 radio-collared black bears across the state, especially in zones 27, 25 and 45, and in parts of the no-quota zone. Most of them are in or near the Chippewa National Forest between Grand Rapids and Bigfork. Others are farther north, near Orr or Voyageurs National Park. Some collared bears are also around Camp Ripley, and in northwestern Minnesota, especially near Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area and Plummer. MnDNR photo.
Bear hunters asked not to shoot ear-tagged and radio-collared research animals
August 20, 2018 - 3:00pm
May 12, 2018
Only black bears live in the wild in Minnesota. They usually are shy and flee when encountered. Never approach or try to pet a bear. Injury to people is rare, but bears are potentially dangerous because of their size, strength and speed.
DNR lists tips to avoid conflicts with bears this spring
May 12, 2018 - 11:00am
April 25, 2018
Hunters are reminded that applications for bear hunting licenses are being accepted now through Friday, May 4, wherever Minnesota hunting and fishing license are sold, online at and by telephone at 888-665-4236.
Bear hunt applications available; deadline is Friday, May 4
April 25, 2018 - 11:00am
A mother bear and two cubs were spotted twice outside the Kiddi Korner Daycare just outside of Pine River. Owner Tamara Hansen used it as an animal safety learning opportunity. Submitted Photo
Pine River tree bears: Cubs, mother make daycare appearance
April 25, 2017 - 7:44pm
April 4, 2017
As bears emerge from hibernation, their metabolism gradually ramps up and they will begin looking for food at a time when berries and green vegetation can be scarce. Illustration
Be aware of bears; DNR tips for avoiding conflict
April 4, 2017 - 12:24pm
September 3, 2016
PR-B Scholarship Golf Scramble set Sept. 11
September 3, 2016 - 9:51am
May 18, 2016
The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the attack at 10:16 p.m. on Friday night. Catherine Hanson was knocked down in the attack, the sheriff’s office reported, and received numerous injuries but was able to call 911 after the bear stopped the attack. Illustration
2nd recent area attack: Bear attacks woman in northern Minnesota
May 18, 2016 - 10:04am
April 25, 2016
Black bear has city adventure in Detroit Lakes
April 25, 2016 - 9:38am
March 21, 2016
As bears emerge from hibernation, their metabolism gradually ramps up and they will begin looking for food at a time when berries and green vegetation can be scarce. Bears may be tempted by dog food, livestock feed, birdseed, compost or garbage. Illustration
Be aware of bears this spring
March 21, 2016 - 2:25pm
January 25, 2016
Hibernating bears are prompted to come out of their den both by warming temperatures and by increasing day length (normally late March to early April). Thus, a January thaw typically will not fool a bear into coming out early. Illustration
DNR question of the week: Do black bears leave dens during warm winter?
January 25, 2016 - 12:38pm
September 11, 2015
Golf leagues-Sept. 10, 2015
September 11, 2015 - 10:27am
August 12, 2015
Golf Leagues
August 12, 2015 - 4:32pm
August 7, 2015
Golf Leagues - August 6
August 7, 2015 - 11:29am