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State sets bear hunting license quotas at 11,742

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State sets bear hunting license quotas at 11,742

The state has approved license quotas allowing hunters to take 11,742 bears in Michigan this year.
    
The Natural Resources Commission said the harvest number is similar to licenses issued for last year’s bear hunting season.
    
The quota was reduced in the western Upper Peninsula to attain a desired 10 percent fewer bears.  The state says that will allow bear populations in that part of Michigan to grow by about 4 percent each year.
    
The commission also voted last week, to form a 20-member work group to look at regulation changes involving problem bears and the animals’ management on private property. 

Recommendations are expected to be presented for action at the Natural Resources Commission’s December 9 meeting.