“It was a poor year for natural bear foods, and we saw a surge in hunter numbers brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic and perhaps a corresponding increase in the number of hunters spending more time in the outdoors hunting than in past years.”
Preliminary data from the Wisconsin DNR shows hunters harvested 4,129 bears during the 2020 Wisconsin black bear season, an increase from the 3,679 reported in 2019.
Start of a trend? The hinterlands of the no-quota zone produces a tasty, corn-fed bear in Winona County.
Brett Stimac, 41, of Brainerd, Minnesota, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of wildlife trafficking and trespassing on Indian land for the September 2019 incident, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Minnesota. Prosecutors have said Stimack killed the bear with a compound bow near the reservation’s garbage dump and came back later to remove the bear’s head for a trophy.
If the bruin, spotted near the border, makes it into the state, it would be among just a handful of confirmed black bear sightings in the state since the 1870s.
As black bear populations increase, so does their sometimes-annoying habit of playing with – or sometimes completely busting up – your expensive trail cam. Take these steps to keep your equipment functional in bear country.
The bear is suspected to have traveled from Wisconsin, through Illinois, and into Missouri.
Family came across what they first thought was a swimming dog. They soon realized, though, that it was a young bear with a clear plastic cheese ball container stuck on its head.
Results from 2019 deer, bear and spring turkey seasons among the best ever.
The massive bear scored 23-5/16 and was shot in Morris County, New Jersey.
Applicants are reminded to be aware of the new bear management zone boundaries as their hunting grounds may change to a new unit beginning in 2021. It is not known precisely how these changes will specifically affect harvest permit wait times, but there will likely be no significant changes across zones A, B, C and D.
The overall bear harvest increased by a third from 2018 to 2019.
He’s charged with federal misdemeanor counts of wildlife trafficking and trespassing on Indian lands after he allegedly shot and killed a bear on the reservation, sawed off the bear’s head, and left most of the carcass behind.
Although numbers are continuing to come in, and bear hunting remains open through Saturday in some of the state’s Wildlife Management Units, as of today, the 2019 preliminary bear harvest sat at 4,577.
Early bear season is getting under way in parts of New York. This includes a season that runs from Sept. 7-22 in parts of Regions 3 and 4 in southeastern New York, as well as the traditional early season in Regions 5 and 6 that begins on Sept.14 and continues on into the early muzzleloading and regular big game season…
The attack happened on Canada’s Red Pine Island on Rainy Lake.
The Minnesota bear hunting season opens Saturday, Sept. 1.
Blogger preparing for the 2019 Wisconsin black bear season.
Trail now leads through this blogger’s fence.
USFWS says the bear crossed into Idaho last August, but wildlife officials captured it and sent it back to Montana.
The revisions mark the first updates to the management plan since 1980.
A bear in a residential area of North St. Paul was shot and killed today by a Minnesota DNR conservation officer as authorities determined the animal posed an immediate safety threat.
Hunters took 1,295 black bears during the 2018 hunting seasons, down from 1,420 the previous year.
Pennsylvania agency offers live online streaming of bears and snow geese.
Expansion of Pennsylvania bear season intended to deal with growing population.
Hopes were high in 2018 with a bear population estimated at 20,000 and a fine start to the November firearms season, but unfavorable weather conditions kept harvest down. Still, there were highlights, including the harvest of a nearly 800-pound bruin, and hopes remain high for next year, too.