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.