The DNR says just one bear has been shot and killed since the bear season opened this month. They say there's usually four killed in a normal year.
Bear collared for research shot and killed in Soudan
The North American Bear Center reports one of the bears it's been studying was killed this week. Researchers think a scarcity of food led Gentle Jo to wander into Soudan. A BBC television show that's been following the bears in the Ely area will cover Gentle Jo's death Thursday night.