The Department of Natural Resources has the authority to deny a permit to a researcher for putting radio collars on black bears in northern Minnesota, an administrative law judge ruled Tuesday, saying his methods raise significant public safety concerns. The DNR had sufficient cause when it decided to stop renewing Lynn Rogers’ permits last year, wrote Tammy Pust, Minnesota’s chief administrative law judge.
An administrative law judge has delayed a ruling and given both sides more time to file papers in the case of Minnesota bear researcher Lynn Rogers, who’s fighting to win back his research permit.
Neighbors of a Minnesota man who was denied a permit to continue his research told an administrative law judge Tuesday that the wild bears he studies aren’t dangerous and don’t cause problems.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources confirmed another research bear has been killed in northern Minnesota, making it the third research bear to have been shot this month.
A 13-year-old collared research bear has been shot and killed this weekend, according to the North American Bear Center.
Minnesota bear researcher Lynn Rogers has won a temporary reprieve in his fight with the state over its decision not to renew his permits to radio-collar wild bears.
A Minnesota bear researcher remains under orders to remove radio collars from bears he’s studying by the end of the month, but will be allowed to appeal. Bear researcher Lynn Rogers sounded optimistic after a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr on Monday. But Landwehr said afterward he does not plan to lift his decision to rescind Rogers’ permit to keep tracking collars on bears in the Ely area.
Bear researcher Lynn Rogers is getting his wish to meet with Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton as he makes a last-ditch appeal to keep his permits to radio-collar wild bears and place video cameras in their dens.
Embattled bear researcher Lynn Rogers is hoping to take his fight to the top. He said Wednesday he’s trying to get a meeting with Gov. Mark Dayton to appeal a Department of Natural Resources decision not to renew his permits to radio-collar wild bears and place video cameras in their dens. The Ely-based researcher has a devoted following, but he’s run afoul of DNR officials who say he’s made wild bears too comfortable around humans and question the scientific value of his work.
A renowned bear researcher known to hand-feed the animals and broadcast the birth of cubs over the Internet is losing his Minnesota permit to do his close-up research. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources informed Lynn Rogers on Friday that he wouldn’t get a new permit to radio-collar wild bears or videotape them in their dens.
A collared bear, named Gentle Jo, was shot and killed in Soudan, Minn. Monday evening, according to the North American Bear Center’s website.
Researchers believe a 3-year-old bear in Minnesota gave birth to a male cub and a female cub before an Internet audience last month.
Jewel, a 3-year-old black bear in northern Minnesota, gave birth to at least two cubs before an online, worldwide audience this weekend, according to the Wildlife Research Institute.
A biologist says the death of a black bear is a blow to his research and to the northern Minnesota bear center that streamed her birth live on the Internet two years ago.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is urging people to be careful after recent reports of aggressive behavior by black bears in the Ely area.