Bear Researcher Considers Legal Action Following DNR Order

By KBJR News 1

Bear Researcher Considers Legal Action Following DNR Order

July 1, 2013 Updated Jul 1, 2013 at 7:16 PM CST

Ely, MN (NNCNOW.com) - World famous bear researcher Dr. Lynn Rogers is weighing his legal options tonight after the Minnesota DNR announced it would not renew his license.

Dr. Rogers told KBJR 6 and Range 11 on Monday he is in the process of contacting attorneys to seek a temporary injunction delaying the DNR's order to remove radio collars by the end of this month.

The bear researcher also says an investigation into the DNR allegations of citizen complaints is also needed.

Dr. Rogers argues the DNR's decision to pull his license is based on unfounded allegations, falsified bear complaints, and grossly distorted public statements.

Sue Mansfield with the Wildlife Research Institute and North American Bear Center told us they are also in the process of setting up a legal fund at the Wells Fargo Bank in Ely to help defer costs.

Michelle Lee
mlee@kbjr.com