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Michigan Bear Hunters Association

Defending Michigan Tradition Since 1946
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Today, our work is more important than ever.

The Michigan Black Bear is a great game animal deserving of protection.
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The Michigan Black Bear is facing several threats.

Although its numbers are healthy, it is facing several threats, including loss of habitat, particularly in the Lower Peninsula.

Bear hunters have also been put on notice by organized animal rightists that they have targeted Michigan to outlaw our sport.

Fighting for the bear and for bear hunting is something we’ve done hard and successfully for years. We work to keep Michigan's Black Bear population healthy and protect the species' habitat within the state.

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MBHA Annual Convention

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March 7th-9th 2025

Shanty Creek Resorts

Bellaire MI

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