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Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

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Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

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Sportsmen Since 1967

Michigan DNR says bear population growth looks to be trending in positive direction

The data includes new population estimates that peg the bear population in Michigan's Upper Peninsula at 10,218, a figure that’s up 21% from 2012. (Stock photo by Steve Foss)
Michigan’s bear populations are trending in the right direction, with signs the Upper Peninsula population is growing and numbers below the bridge are stabilizing, according to the Department of Natural Resources. DNR Large Carnivore Specialist Cody Norton presented bear population trends and analysis of the 2023 harvest to the Natural Resources Commission in February.
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