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Minnesota's bear man Dave Garshelis retires after 37 years with DNR

Dave Garshelis may be best known in Minnesota for his work with bear No. 56, a female born in 1974 that the DNR radio-collared in 1981 that went on to live for 39 ½ years before she died in summer 2013. That’s the oldest bear even known in the wild — not just in Minnesota, not just among black bears, but any bear anywhere in the world.

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