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(credit: North American Bear Center)

(credit: North American Bear Center)

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 13-year-old collared research bear has been shot and killed this weekend, according to the North American Bear Center.

Biologists Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield announced the news on their website, saying Dot, a “favorite of many,” was killed in a hunting situation Friday.

“In late afternoon, her GPS locations showed her signal moved quickly from the forest to the town of Ely,” they wrote on the website. “We drove to Ely and located the radio-collar in the conservation officer’s truck awaiting delivery to the DNR office in Tower and eventual return to us.”

Dot was radio-tracked longer than any other bear in the study.

Visit the website for more information.

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