Sunday, March 6, 2011
PROTECT Collared Bears in Minnesota
Wildlife Research Institute and the North American Bear Center:
Target: Representative David Dill, Representative Phyllis Kahn, Representative Denny McNamara, Senator Bill Ingebrigtsen, Commissioner Tom Landwehr
Sponsored by: Wildlife Research Institute and the North American Bear Center
Dr Lynn Rogers and his team at the North American Bear Center, Ely, MN is working to win protection for radio-collared bears wearing bright ribbons in Minnesota. They need protection for this September, when the hunting season starts.
Radio-collared research bears are still considered to be fair game for hunters in Minnesota. Current law makes it illegal to shoot a radio-collared bear only if it is accompanied by a researcher who identifies the bear as a research bear. It is not practical to provide this cover 24 hours while allowing the bears to go about their normal lives. The Minnesota Bear Guides Association wants ... Read more>>