STAFF BLOG OUTDOORS WITH SAM COOK Look who came to dinner, or possibly several dinners
My colleague Lisa Baumann made the photo above after this well-nourished black bear spent some time dining on her garbage in the Observation Hill neighborhood on Saturday. She said the big ol' bruin... Posted on 9/15/10 at 4:49 PM
STAFF BLOG NORTHLAND OUTDOORS Why do we fear bears?
Attacks are rare and excessive warnings about them create unnecessary fear.
Balanced and factual information about bears is hard to find. Providing that information is the main goal of the North Ameri... Posted on 8/9/10 at 3:33 AM
STAFF BLOG WILDWINGS A Golden encounter
My 16-year old son had a hankering for snowboarding last week so I took he and his buddy to Bear's Den Mountain near Ft. Ransom, ND for the afternoon. On the way there a large raptor was perched along... Posted on 1/6/10 at 6:04 AM
Wet conditions might be making natural foods less available, conservation officer says
WARREN, Minn. -- Nuisance bear complaints are up in parts of northwest Minnesota, but a state conservation officer said homeowners and others can minimize the risk of problems by removing food sources such as bird feeders, dog food or bags of trash.
Getting to see a bear up close and personal in the wild is something few people have experienced.
But those who visit Fairfield native Clint Hlebechuk’s Hallo Bay Bear Camp will have the experience of a lifetime. Unfortunately, not everyone can travel to Alaska and experience the wilderness near Katmai National Park.
Minnesota’s bear hunting season opens today, and fewer hunters will be in the woods this fall. In an effort to gradually increase the state’s bear population, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has reduced the number of bear licenses in quota zones by about 35 percent this fall.
Morgan Knable stumbled on more excitement than he bargained for Nov. 11, the last day of deer season in the area he hunts southwest of Bagley, Minn. A 350-pound black bear rousted from its den tends to have that effect.
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