Maine instituted a comprehensive study of bears in 1975, tagging more than 1,500
Maine instituted a comprehensive study of bears in 1975, tagging more than 1,500 bears and fitting more than 600 females with radio collars to monitor their movements. Maine is now thought to have one bear per square mile in the areas that support bears, or roughly 20,000 to 23,000 bears. In addition to being a landmark study, Maine's denning project has become something of a showcase. The state's management policy is determined with both scientific and public input, and the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife has settled on a target figure of 21,000 bears. Details, related article.
Weegar, Andrew K., "Maine instituted a comprehensive study of bears in 1975, tagging more than 1,500" (1996). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 1560.
Full text is not available here. Please contact the Library for a copy of the article.