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Population Of Black Bears Climb In Pennsylvania

A black bear recovers from the tranquilizer and ambles into the woods. (Reid R. Frazier/The Allegheny Front)
A black bear recovers from the tranquilizer and ambles into the woods. (Reid R. Frazier/The Allegheny Front)

Pennsylvania traps and tags black bears each year to estimate the overall bear population and help guide management decisions. After the state placed limits on bear hunting, the population has taken off.

The Allegheny Front’s Reid Frazier went out with biologists in search of bears.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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