Michigan DNR Seeks Black Bear Info.

Michigan DNR, Bear Hunting Magazine

The Michigan State Department of Natural Resources is seeking help from hunters and trappers in locating the dens of black bears this winter in the Lower Peninsula.

This is part of the DNR's ongoing program to radio-collar female bears to help biologists learn more about the bears' movements and habitat associations as the animals become more common in the southern half of the Lower Peninsula.

It is illegal to disturb a bear den or its occupants. Anyone who encounters a bear den is asked to record the location with a GPS unit if possible and to contact Mark Boersen at the DNR Roscommon Operations Center, at (989) 275-5151, for bears in the northern half of the Lower Peninsula, and Dwayne Etter, (517) 373-9358, ext. 256, for the southern half.

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