September 14, 2014

Black Bears Increasing In Southern Michigan

Southern Michigan does not allow any black bear hunting and perhaps it’s time for officials to consider that possibility. More and more, people are finding bears, both male and females with cubs, showing up in back yards.

Game officials say that the reason there are ample bears these days is because habitat is good – plenty of food and shelter. Good habitat translates into more cubs born, nature’s way of making adjustments.

As with any wildlife management challenges, populations have peeks and valleys. When officials find the numbers are too great and habitat can’t support the numbers nor can people deal with an onslaught of bears, usually a hunting season will ensue, providing the animal rights activists don’t interfere and game officials cave in to their whims.

Tom Remington