Saturday, February 4th, 2023
Saturday, February 4th, 2023

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Milaca, Minn. The central Minnesota wildlife management area where a 24-year-old University of Minnesota wildlife researcher was attacked by a black bear on Sept. 15 has reopened for public use.

Minnesota DNR officials closed the Four Brooks WMA, located 15
miles north of Milaca, shortly after the bear attack on researcher
Miles Becker to minimize disturbance while they tried to track the
animal.

However, “It looks like the bear moved out of the area shortly
after the attack,” said Ed Boggess, assistant director for DNR
Wildlife. “Although expanding the search area might increase the
chance of getting a bear, it would be very difficult to determine
if we had the bear responsible for the attack.”

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