Maybe you remember the news reports: “Michigan black bears are moving south.” A spate of sightings just a few years ago confirmed that bears … ... Something big, indeed: a 300 pound. Here are the stories behind each. reply Black bear attacks seem to be on the rise as of late. A black bear attacked a girl in Cadillac in Haring Township a few years ago. Dog attacked by 300 pound black bear in northern Michigan, saved by owner. Heather Willobee let Lucy, her 8-year-old dog, out for the end of the … — A Michigan woman saved her dog from an attacking 300-pound bear. Bear frequent locations in this area of Clare County, where this attack occurred. An established bear population exists in … There have been no wolf attacks on humans in either the UP or Lower Michigan. Aug. 19, 2013— -- A 12-year-old Michigan girl thought she was "a goner" after a black bear attacked her twice as she jogged near her grandparents' … And as we spend more time outdoors, run-ins with bears are expected to become more frequent. by Natalie Spala. Fatal black bear attacks on humans are so rare -- more so than any other species of bear -- that they occur on average of once per year across North … Michigan's black bear population is estimated at 8,000 to 10,000, but about 90 percent are in the Upper Peninsula, the DNR said. In Michigan, while cases of black bear attacks — like that of a 12-year-old girl who was attacked and injured while jogging at dusk in Wexford County in 2013 — remain rare, reports of bear nuisance complaints are relatively common. Michigan has an estimated black bear population of 8,000 to 10,000 bears, with 90 percent of the population in the Upper Peninsula. Twenty-five fatal black bear attacks have occurred in North America during the last 20 years. Michigan has an estimated black bear population of 11,000, with roughly 80% of that number in the Upper Peninsula. Wexford County is in the northwestern Lower Peninsula. Michigan Hunter Says Attack By ‘Curious’ Black Bear Wasn’t ‘Vicious’ September 22, 2015 at 5:00 pm Filed Under: bears , black bear , Clare County , hunting Black Bear Attack Leaves Man with Minor Injuries - Oakland Township-Lake Orion, MI - Man told Michigan wildlife authorities he stabbed the bear …