There will be a meeting in December to discuss the future of bear management in Michigan. “This group represents our Michigan Bear Forum,” said Michigan DNR wildlife management specialist Kevin Swanson. “We have a wide range of members who make up this group, each representing a slightly different view with regard to bear management in Michigan.” The Michigan Bear Forum will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 16 at the Little Bear East Arena, located in St. Ignace. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss bear management and regulations, while assessing 2017 harvest statistics. The meeting is open to the public.