WTIP Outdoor News Podcast

Fall Black Bear Update & Start to 2023 Hunting Season in NE Minnesota

It has been yet another bountiful year for natural bear food, primarily fruits and nuts in the northeast region of Minnesota. According to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) 2022 was the second-best year of abundant natural beer foods and 2023 is shaping up to be another great year.

In this week’s episode of the Outdoor News Podcast, host Kalli Hawkins speaks with Andrew Tri, the bear project leader with the Minnesota DNR about statewide bear populations, 2023 assessments of natural bear foods, bear nuisance calls, and the start to the bear hunting seaso