Minnesota’s bear hunting season starts next week, and the state’s Department of Natural Resources is asking hunters to avoid shooting radio-collared research bears.
Brandon Johnson and Craig Lindstrom have gone an annual hunting trip for 12 years. But this last one in September was different. “Everybody kids about things, but nobody thinks something like that’s going to happen,” Brandon said. His group shot a black bear on the trip near Duxbury.
Bear hunters looking to get a license for the season ahead that haven’t already purchased one have their chance on Monday.
Hunters who think they’ve already received a Minnesota bear-hunting permit for this year will have to wait a little longer for confirmation.