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Bears emerging from hibernation; cause for preparation, not alarm

April 14, 2013 in Alexandria Echo Press

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) wildlife managers are reporting an increase in bear sightings as the animals begin emerging from hibernation. Bear sightings are most prevalent in northern Minnesota, but bears can also be spotted in some metropolitan areas. 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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BRAD DOKKEN: ‘Dad, I shot a bear!’

November 17, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Morgan Knable stumbled on more excitement than he bargained for Nov. 11, the last day of deer season in the area he hunts southwest of Bagley, Minn. A 350-pound black bear rousted from its den tends to have that effect. Continue Reading

Outdoors notebook: Bear sign in southwest N.D., Muskie bites fisherman’s foot etc.

August 18, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Scat found in the Limber Pine area of the Little Missouri National Grasslands in southwest North Dakota appears to be from a black bear, wildlife experts have concluded. Continue Reading

Nuisance bear problems on the rise in parts of northwest Minnesota

August 13, 2012 in EOT Focus

It’s not happening everywhere so far, at least but nuisance bear complaints are on the rise in parts of northwest Minnesota, wildlife officials say. Continue Reading

Nuisance bear problems on the rise in parts of northwest Minnesota

August 10, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

It’s not happening everywhere so far, at least but nuisance bear complaints are on the rise in parts of northwest Minnesota, wildlife officials say. Continue Reading

WEEKLY DNR ENFORCEMENT REPORT: Pot bust, Nuisance bears etc.

July 30, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

CO Robert Gorecki (Baudette) was patrolling a lakeside housing area when he spotted what appeared to be marijuana growing on the back side of a garden. CO Gorecki contacted the sheriff’s department and assisted in the search of the property. … Marijuana plants, seeds, and paraphernalia were seized from the property owner and charges are pending. Continue Reading

Bear traffic growing in NW Minnesota

July 18, 2012 in EOT Focus

GLYNDON, Minn. His face may be gruff scarred and beaten from countless scuffles but there’s a certain smile-like quality to his haggard snout as he paws through your garbage or laps from your bird seeder. Continue Reading

Manitoba man recounts bear attack in Ontario, how friend saved his life

May 26, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

A Winnipeg man is home recovering after being attacked and nearly killed by a black bear near Sioux Lookout, Ont., last weekend. Continue Reading

BRAD DOKKEN: Hey… I think I know that bear in the trail cam photo

April 22, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

One gray afternoon in March 2010, Herald staff photographer Eric Hylden and I had the opportunity to accompany researchers from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Medtronic and the University of Minnesota to the site of a bear den near Plummer, Minn. The researchers visited the den to replace the radio collar it had attached to the mother bear the previous fall with a GPS collar that would provide detailed information on her whereabouts throughout the year. While all of this high-tech stuff was going on with the mother bear, I was fortunate enough to be one of the people tending to the three cubs to keep them warm outside the den. Continue Reading