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Hackles and Hunting Season - UPDATE August 30, 2015

UrsulaWhile we were snapping a picture of the unusually red sunset, which usually means a forest fire somewhere, we got a call from a community feeder who was watching 11 cubs and their mothers. We zi...  Read More

Holly Becoming a Force - UPDATE August 29, 2015

Lorie (Samantha's yearling)Honey is having a harder time asserting her position over Holly. In this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kt-ETgzkrhY Holly shows she knows her abilities and has little...  Read More

Cubs, Gull, and Bear Trails - UPDATE August 28, 2015

Herring GullWe spent midday walking heavily-used bear trails, hoping to document bear reactions to us. Would they approach us for food? Or would they retreat? No action. We may have to walk the trails...  Read More

  • Hackles and Hunting Season - UPDATE August 30, 2015

    Sunday, 30 August 2015 21:14
  • Holly Becoming a Force - UPDATE August 29, 2015

    Saturday, 29 August 2015 19:04
  • Cubs, Gull, and Bear Trails - UPDATE August 28, 2015

    Friday, 28 August 2015 20:27

Watch sneak previews of 'Bearwalker of the Northwoods' from the BBC.

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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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