Michigan DNR offers warning about bears on the move

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By: Associated Press

MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Department of Natural Resources is offering a warning about bears in the state.

WLUC-TV reports the DNR has responded to dozens nuisance bear complaints so far this year as bears are on the move. The agency says that adult bears have been moving in mating season while younger bears are looking to find their own territory.

DNR wildlife specialist Kevin Swanson says there’s “a lot of traveling going on.” He says the DNR typically doesn’t trap bears unless they’re a recurring problem.

Swanson says people should call the DNR if they spot a bear on or near their property. They also should remove bird feeders or other potential food sources for bears.