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Methods

Bears are captured using modified Aldrich foot snares and culvert traps

  • Culvert Trap
  • Culver Trap with Bear
  • Snared Bear

While chemically immobilized biological data in the form of morphometric measurements and tissue samples are collected.

  • Immobilized Bear
  • Measuring Bear

Bears are fitted with global positioning system (GPS) collars designed to track their movements and gather additional data.

  • Collar Fitting
  • Collars

Bears are monitored via aerial telemetry throughout the year and to locate winter den sites.

  • Aerial Telemetry to monitor Bears

Den checks are performed in late winter to download data, replace collars, and assess reproduction of female bears.

  • Bear Den
  • Measuring Bear Cub