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Report shows Wisconsin bear population down

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Wisconsin's bear population is down, according to a recent estimate.

The Duluth News Tribune reports a new survey from the state Department of Natural Resources(DNR) shows Wisconsin's bear population around 18,500.

That's way down from the 33,600 estimated in 2006.

As for a reason, the Tribune interviewed a DNR wildlife manager who said the 2006 estimate might have been high and that the state has been issuing more bear-hunting permits, possibly as a response to the higher 2006 estimate.

 

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