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This bear and her annual group of cubs have been studied by DNR officials and Bemidji High School students for four years. The bear was killed by a hunter this fall and DNR officials would like to find another bear to replace her in the study. Photo submitted by Karen Noyce of the DNR

DNR Officials seek to replace No. 4003 for bear study

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This fall a hunter near Clearwater Lake northwest of Bemidji shot a 12-year-old female bear during the fall hunting season.

What he didn't know at the time was that the bear was collared and had been part of a DNR and Bemidji High School study for the past four years.


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Pat Miller is the sports editor at the Pioneer.

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