Bear Season Reminders for Hunters in Minnesota

By KBJR News 1

The MN DNR is reminding hunters to avoid shooting collared bears during the bear season.

August 30, 2012 Updated Aug 30, 2012 at 7:46 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The Minnesota DNR has a few reminders for hunters participating in this year's bear season.

Hunters must remember not to shoot radio-collared research bears, which wear large colorful ear tags or colorful streamers.

Hunters are most likely to encounter tagged bears at the Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area, the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge, the Chippewa National Forest, Camp Ripley, the Cloquet Forestry Station, Voyageurs National Park, and northern St. Louis County between Ely and Tower near the Eagles Nest chain of lakes.

The DNR is also reminding hunters that they must register their harvest at an authorized registration station that has tooth envelopes.

Bear hunting rules state that a bear tooth must be submitted from all harvested bears.

For a list of all the authorized registration stations, you can log onto the MN Department of Natural Resources' website.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns