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Man gives up bear license for young, disabled hunter

October 2, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

LAKE NEBAGAMON, Wis. Jason Vee had to wait nine years to draw a Wisconsin bear hunting license. But it took him only a few minutes to give it up.
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MN black bear is world’s oldest-known wild bear

February 15, 2013 in DL-Online

Karen Noyce set the frequency on her radio-telemetry receiver and pointed its antenna into the old pines of Chippewa National Forest near Marcell Monday morning. The temperature was 2 below zero. The woods were blanketed in new snow. Continue Reading

Grizzly managers look toward hunts in Rockies

December 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) With bear-human conflicts on the rise, wildlife managers in the Northern Rockies are laying the groundwork for trophy hunts for grizzlies in anticipation of the government lifting their threatened species status.
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Registration now open for 2013 Polar Bear Plunge

November 23, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WILLMAR Registration is now open for the 2013 Willmar/Spicer Polar Bear Plunge, presented by Minnesota law enforcement to benefit Special Olympics Minnesota.
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Fairfield native going wild: Clint Hlebechuk and wife Simyra run Alaskan bear-viewing paradise

October 9, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

Jim Hlebechuk wasn’t surprised when his younger brother decided to move to Alaska. Continue Reading

Bear hunting season takes shape

September 19, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

DULUTH, Minn. Bear hunting success has been mixed so far in Minnesota’s bear season, which opened Sept. 1. But for some hunters, and especially for bear-hunting guides, the season is going well. Continue Reading

Minneapolis man has close encounter with bear near Beaver Bay

August 24, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

John Steitz remembers having a dream while he was napping along the Superior Hiking Trail Tuesday afternoon. A very vivid dream. At some point, Steitz woke up from his dream. “I opened my eyes, and there was a bear on top of me with its face in my face,” Steitz said. Continue Reading

Alaska bear mauling victim recounts attack

June 15, 2012 in West Central Tribune

ANCHORAGE, Alaska The grizzly bear sank its teeth into Ben Radakovich’s back, at one point lifting him from the ground and shaking him hard as it mauled him on an Alaska trail.
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Alaska bear victim pleads for help in 911 call

June 12, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) A 30-year-old Alaska man mauled by a bear pleads for help in a recorded 911 call, telling the dispatcher he’s up a tree and can hear the animal huffing below him.
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Black bear euthanized after eating Canada murderer

June 4, 2012 in The Dickinson Press

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) Canadian conservation officers have euthanized a black bear that ate the remains of a convicted murderer. Continue Reading

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