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When Will They Den? - UPDATE September 15, 2014

Honey emerging from den in 2009When will Ted, Honey, Lucky, and Holly den? Time of denning is genetically programmed. We don’t know the genetic heritage of Ted and Honey and why they den around Thank...  Read More

A Good Quiet Day - UPDATE September 14, 2014

 Least ChipmunkNo bear hunting activity detected around here. Excitement on this quiet day was seeing a Least Chipmunk come down a white pine demonstrating how it can flatten its hindquarters and exte...  Read More

All’s Well and a Lesson in Trespassing - UPDATE September 13, 2014

Ted grazingOn this opening day of small game season and deer bow season, we saw no bear hunters. Bear trail walkers continued their work unfettered.  We learned of a couple bear observations we hadn’...  Read More

  • When Will They Den? - UPDATE September 15, 2014

    Monday, 15 September 2014 20:09
  • A Good Quiet Day - UPDATE September 14, 2014

    Sunday, 14 September 2014 19:32
  • All’s Well and a Lesson in Trespassing - UPDATE September 13, 2014

    Saturday, 13 September 2014 15:48

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    As WRI's principal biologist, Lynn Rogers, Ph.D., has spent over 42 years learning about wildlife and sharing his information with the public. Using airplanes, vehicles, and snowshoes, he has radio-tracked over 100 bears in the vast forests of northeastern Minnesota, studying some for as long as 22 years. - Read More -

  • sue_with_bear_tree_sw.jpgSue Mansfield began studying black bears in her home state of New Hampshire in 1999. Her initial studies involved documenting bear sign, including bear trails, marking sign, and feeding sign. She developed a collection of seeds from berries to identify items found in bear scat while studying the diet of bears. Sue placed trail monitors along bear trails to determine usage and aimed trail cameras at marking trees along bear trails to document behaviors. - Read More -

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