Rogers says he confused by Dayton's ruling on his bear research
ST. PAUL - Well-known bear researcher Lynn Rogers says he doesn't know what to think, after Governor Dayton refused to give him permission to continue collaring bears -- but Dayton also indicates the state will ask an administrative law judge to review that decision.
Rogers says if he does what the DNR has ordered him to do and takes the collars off, how will he find the bears again if the judge rules the DNR made the wrong decision? he asked.
The DNR informed Rogers last month it would not renew his permit to radio-collar wild bears in the Ely area and put video cameras in their dens, warning the bears he's studying are getting too comfortable around humans. Rogers says none of the bears he follows has ever attacked a human.