Black bears

Hunters asked to report bear den sightings in northern Lower Peninsula

The Michigan DNR is on the lookout for locations of denned bears in the northern Lower Peninsula in order to fit the bears with radio collars for an ongoing bear management program. “Information gathered from bears assists in managing the black bear population,” said Mark Boersen, wildlife biologist at the DNR Roscommon Customer Service Center. “Currently, we have six female…

Grizzly attacks men hunting black bears in Montana

KALISPELL, Mont. — Montana wildlife authorities say a man shot and killed a grizzly bear after it ran out of some brush and bit his adult son’s arm. The father and son were hunting black bears near the Hungry Horse Reservoir when the bear attacked. Authorities say the men didn’t see the bear until it was about 12 feet away. The father…

Keeping Michigan’s black bears at a distance

(Michigan DNR)The Department of Natural Resources is asking Michigan residents to help keep the state’s up-north icon a wild animal by keeping bears at a distance. With many people – whether seasonal visitors or year-round residents – outdoors and enjoying northern Michigan in the summer months, removing bird feeders is an easy answer to bear problems. Michigan’s estimated black bear population is over 12,000…