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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is recommending an increase in the number of bear hunting licenses to be issued throughout the state.


The population of black bears is increasing and so are the number of nuisance complaints, mostly in the northern lower peninsula.


The DNR believes there are about 12,000 black bears in Michigan and about 1,500 are harvested each year.


You can apply for a bear hunting licenses starting May 1.



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