Michigan Sets 2010 Bear Quota

Michigan DNR, Bear Hunting Magazine

Michigan state has approved license quotas allowing hunters to take 11,742 bears in Michigan during the 2010 season.

The Natural Resources Commission stated that the harvest number is similar to licenses issued for last year's bear hunting season. The quota was reduced in the western Upper Peninsula to attain a desired 10 percent fewer bears. The state says that will allow bear populations in that part of Michigan to grow by about 4 percent each year.

The commission also voted to form a 20-member work group to look at regulation changes involving problem bears and the animals' management on private property. Recommendations are expected to be presented for action at the Natural Resources Commission's December 9th meeting.

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