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Hunters asked not to shoot radio-collared bears

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) asks hunters participating in Minnesota's bear season, which opened September 1, to avoid shooting radio-collared research bears.

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The bears are marked with large colorful ear tags or colorful streamers.

DNR researchers are monitoring about 30 radio-collared black bears, most of them in northwestern Minnesota, especially near Thief Lake Wildlife Management Area and the Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge.

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