Bear hunting


All surplus bear licenses have been sold.

Hunting information:

Bear Outfitter / Guides:

The MNDNR provides names and contact information for current year licensed bear outfitters. This is not an endorsement of any individual on the list. We do not provide referrals or other types of information, and licensure by the state does not mean that the outfitter has been certified as to competence, quality of hunt, success, etc.

Bait Registration:

Bear registration stations:

Hunting licenses - find license agents, get applications or purchase licenses by phone or the Internet.

Sunrise and sunset data


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09/01/15 - 10/18/15


Bear season

Hunting Seasons

Identifying bears with radio collars

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Black bear management

Reports and surveys

Maps and statistics