Tag Archives: Maine black bear

Bear crew recaptures 442-pound male|

Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife biologist Randy Cross poses with a 442-pound male black bear -- likely "Dozer," a bear researchers have previously captured -- in the state's Bradford study area recently. (Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife photo)

At this time of year each spring, wildlife biologist Randy Cross and a team of his colleagues spend a few weeks in the woods, looking to enlist new black bears in the state’s ongoing bear research project. Sometimes Cross receives a welcome surprise, when bears he “met” before return and temporarily are captured with a […]

Bangor hunter bags ‘North Woods Law’ bear

Every year, hunters in Maine end up shooting several bears that are sporting official Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife jewelry: Numbered ear tags that indicate the bear has been handled by biologists in the past. Some of those bears have been captured as part of the state’s research efforts. Others are outlaws, or “nuisance […]

Bear visits Holden fly shop, tears down bird feeder

Don Corey is used to seeing wildlife around his rural Holden home — also the home of his business, the Annika Rod and Fly Learning Center. He has seen porcupines, raccoons, wild turkeys and other varied small critters over the years. A recent visitor, however, was quite a bit bigger than most … and hungrier […]