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Thursday, July 25th, 2024

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Thursday, July 25th, 2024

Breaking News for

Sportsmen Since 1967

New bear-related rules in effect for Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness

The new food-storage order is set to expire April 19, 2026, with the option to be renewed. It applies only to the BWCAW and not to the surrounding Superior National Forest. (Stock photo)

Campers in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness should be aware that a new rule aimed at preventing or reducing human/bear encounters went into effect this spring.
All campers are now required to hang their food (and any food containers and scented items such as toothpaste or deodorant) at least 12 feet from the ground and 6 feet from any tree trunks or branches, or store it in a bear-proof container approved by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee.

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