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Michigan Hunt Management Unit Newberry Bear

  • ID:Newberry
  • State:MI
  • Species:Bear
  • Area:5,334 square miles
  • Elevation:600 ft - 1,300 ft
  • Public Lands:1,521 square miles
  • Percent Public Lands:29%
  • Block Management Walk-ins:31
  • Campgrounds:77
  • Fishing Access Sites:0
  • Trailheads:16
  • Recent Forest Fire Activity:67 acres
  • National Forests:Hiawatha National Forest
  • Lat-Long:46.269171, -85.472932

The Newberry unit regulates hunting opportunities for bear in Michigan and covers 5,334 square miles. Public lands comprise 1,521 square miles (29%) of the total land covered by this hunt management unit. The greater region is best serviced by Barbeau, Bay Mills, and Bayview Campground. The elevation of the region ranges from a low of 600 feet to a high of 1,300 feet above sea level. Wildfires have burned nearly 67 acres here in the last two years, providing opportunities for new vegetation and attracting a variety of wildlife. There are 16 trailheads that provide public gateways to these forested and wilderness areas: Hiawatha National Forest, Big Island Lake Wilderness, Delirium Wilderness, Horseshoe Bay Wilderness, Mackinac Wilderness, Round Island Wilderness, Seney Wilderness. Additionally, 31 sites are open to the public for access to managed private lands.

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