23/09/2022 10:48 AM | Click to read full article
Schmitt says the bear hunting harvested numbers through Monday from the DNR indicate 1,715 bears that have been registered. He says the expectation is that they won't make it to 2,000 bears registered this season.
Last year almost 2,900 bears were shot while in 2020 3,200 were shot in the state. Schmitt says the reason for numbers being down is bears were less willing to come to baits.