A program titled "All About Bears" will be presented by Karen Noyce at the Fifty Lakes Sportsman's Club monthly meeting July 19 at 7 p.m. A potluck supper at 6 p.m. will precede the program.
Noyce is a DNR research biologist in Grand Rapids who is regarded as one of the top bear specialists in the state. Her presentations will include the history, habits and antics of bears.
The club is located on County Road 1 and Eagle Lake Road in Fifty Lakes. Phone 763-2163 for more information.
Bear hunting clinics coming to central Minnesota
Bear hunters can improve their chances by attending a bear clinic offered by the DNR. The clinics, which provide an in-depth look at the Minnesota black bear, are not mandatory but are recommended by the DNR.
The fee is $5, which includes an up-to-date black bear handbook. Registration must be submitted no later than one week prior to the clinic, though most are able to accommodate walk-in registrants.
To register, indicate which clinic you will attend and enclose a check for $5 made out to DNR Advanced Hunter Education. Mail the check to: Black Bear Clinics, DNR Enforcement, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul, MN 55155-4047.
Locally, clinics are offered July 23 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the American Legion, Aitkin, July 24 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Camp Ripley Education Center, Room 106, Little Falls, and July 25 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Central Lakes Community College, Brainerd.
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