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August 19, 2016
The video, which shows Josh Bowmar impaling the animal with a spear with a camera attached to it, prompted the Alberta government to say it will outlaw spear hunting as of this fall. Officials are also considering filing charges against Bowman. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Under Armour drops sponsorship of wife of hunter who speared bear
August 19, 2016 - 11:46am
August 16, 2016
U.S. hunter Josh Bowmar estimated the (black) bear ran 60 yards (55 meters), then died. He argued that a spear is a more humane weapon than a bow. Alberta environmental ministry spokesman Kyle Ferguson described the hunt as "unacceptable" and "archaic". and added, "We will introduce a ban on spear hunting this fall. In the meantime, we have asked Fish and Wildlife officers to investigate this incident to determine if charges are warranted under existing laws." BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration.
Canadian officials may charge U.S. hunter who speared bear to death
August 16, 2016 - 12:51pm
August 15, 2016
Ashley Engholm of Baxter shared this photo of a black bear in her yard on Jewelwood Drive in Baxter on Sunday. Submitted photo.
Garbage attracts big bear to Baxter's Jewelwood Drive area
August 15, 2016 - 10:14am
August 3, 2016
A black bear sits in a tree on SW Seventh Street and W Laurel Street Tuesday in Brainerd. Officers checked on the bear and ultimately left it to its own devices. (Kelly Humphrey, Brainerd Dispatch)
Bear in a Tree
August 3, 2016 - 9:33am
July 27, 2016
A black bear relaxes in a swimming pool on the deck of Dave Zbaracki's home in the Congdon neighborhood of Duluth Monday. Dave Zbaracki submitted photo
Too hot to bear: Hairy visitor cools off in kiddie pool
July 27, 2016 - 9:11am
July 25, 2016
A black bear watches from a small wooded area near Garrison Road in Baxter before bounding into the woods Monday. (Brainerd Dispatch/ Steve Kohls)
Baxter Bear
July 25, 2016 - 7:53pm
May 18, 2016
The Wadena County Sheriff’s Office received a report of the attack at 10:16 p.m. on Friday night. Catherine Hanson was knocked down in the attack, the sheriff’s office reported, and received numerous injuries but was able to call 911 after the bear stopped the attack. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
2nd recent area attack: Bear attacks woman in northern Minnesota
May 18, 2016 - 12:02am
April 24, 2016
Photo by Brian Basham/DETROIT LAKES TRIBUNE
Black bear has city adventure in Detroit Lakes
April 24, 2016 - 10:07pm
April 9, 2016
Outdoor Notes
April 9, 2016 - 12:08am
April 4, 2016
Bear hunting license applications open through May 6
April 4, 2016 - 9:22pm
March 21, 2016
As bears emerge from hibernation, their metabolism gradually ramps up and they will begin looking for food at a time when berries and green vegetation can be scarce. Bears may be tempted by dog food, livestock feed, birdseed, compost or garbage. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
Be aware of bears this spring
March 21, 2016 - 12:02pm
January 25, 2016
Hibernating bears are prompted to come out of their den both by warming temperatures and by increasing day length (normally late March to early April). Thus, a January thaw typically will not fool a bear into coming out early. BrainerdDispatch.com Illustration
DNR question of the week: Do black bears leave dens during warm winter?
January 25, 2016 - 12:38pm
November 9, 2015
Lillie and Finnegan Marohn watch excitedly as their 'bear friend' comes around to check out the goings on in the neighborhood.
'It's our bear friend!'
November 9, 2015 - 11:57pm
August 31, 2015
Outdoor Notes
August 31, 2015 - 9:23am
June 26, 2015
Man ropes bear
June 26, 2015 - 9:13pm