Bears are making southern Wisconsin home

By: WEAU 13 NEWS Email
By: WEAU 13 NEWS Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- It's official, bears have taken up residence in south-central Wisconsin.

The state Department of Natural Resources says since so many bears have been spotted lately, along with several sightings of sows with cubs, that that means they've found a home there.

The DNR's Eric Lobner says sightings are up dramatically this season and they've been spotted in every county in the region.

He says seeing cows with cubs is noteworthy because sows don't travel more than 25 miles with their cubs.

Lobner suspects there may be a population of a dozen or more bears in the region.


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  • by hunter Location: Chippewa County on Jun 7, 2010 at 09:31 PM
    Bear are having a little help from DNR moving South. Did pay attention to TV13 segment, See DNR releasing bears out of bear traps. Wake up people DNR is transporting bears, cougars and rattle snakes into our area.
  • by Hogan Location: The Back of Beyond on Jun 7, 2010 at 04:57 PM
    This is not news to those who are out and about in the southern part of the state.
  • by jenny Location: cameron on Jun 6, 2010 at 11:52 AM
    all these bear expanding through the state and not one comment but a single cougar is spotted and everyone goes berserk!
  • by resident Location: Northern Wisconsin on Jun 5, 2010 at 07:22 PM
    About time. Now maybe for once the WDNR will realize that those of us in Northern Wisconsin know what we are talking about when we tell them there are too many bear and not enough deer. Oh wait they are the WDNR they'll just make up some excuse.
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