MN bear season set to open Sept. 1st

By KBJR News 1

August 31, 2014 Updated Aug 31, 2014 at 11:01 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- The Minnesota DNR is reminding hunters that bear season begins Monday throughout the state.

The black bear season is set to run through October 12th.

While rarely seen, hunters are reminded that they are not allowed to shoot a white bear, among other restrictions.

DNR spokespeople also ask hunters to not shoot radio collared bears, which are often identifiable by colorful ear tags.

DNR bear research biologists say research bears provide long–term data on reproduction and habitat use that is invaluable for bear management across the state.

Wisconsin's black bear season is set to open September 3rd.

Billy Wagness