Upcoming Black Bear Release

Black Bear release plans are still set for Tuesday, April 4, and Wednesday, April 5!

Biologists with the Department of Wildlife Resources brought live bear traps this past week; these traps were placed in the transition area of yard #2 in the Black Bear Complex. The traps are open and not set; the rehab staff have been leaving food inside of the traps to get the yearling bears used to entering them. On Monday, April 3, the traps will be set and, in an ideal scenario, two yearling bears will be caught for DWR biologists to pick up on Tuesday morning!

The remaining three bears will be caught and sedated on Wednesday, April 5, and the staff will complete a full physical examination of the bears before their departure.

Check out Critter Cams 1 and 2 to say goodbye to the Black Bear cubs of 2022!