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Haley Nelson

Bear Tagging

In order to monitor the black bear population in Pennsylvania, every spring the Game Commission tracks female black bears with radio collars to check their health and tag the ears of their new cubs. On March 20, they visited a den in Cambria County to check in on a mother bear and her three babies. After safely tranquilizing the mother, the Game Commission Officers confirmed that she was healthy and changed the breakaway leather piece on her collar. They then logged the gender and weights of the three cubs, and attached identification tags on their ears before returning them to their mother. View The Gallery >