Maine Bear Population at Record High

Maine bear reserch
Brandon & Family with a pile of sleeping bear

Foggy Mountain has a long history of helping in bear field research programs. Maine has the longest running project in the world.

Brandon Bishop with yearling black bear
Brandon could barely hold this healthy yearling
This was a great day checking a sow – who had 4 yearling cubs with her in the den. All nice and healthy.

Big thanks to the wonderful Maine State Bear Biologists and Randy Cross for this outstanding program.

Biologist studying Maine black bear
Biologists collect data and tattoo bear in their winter dens
Maine black bear
Brandon’s daughter is happy to sit with this pile of sleeping bear
Maine wildlife biologists in winter
State bear biologists prepare to ride to bear den sites in January