Sunday, July 12, 2009

Wis. bear population up sixfold over last 20 years

MADISON(AP) - State officials say the number of bears in Wisconsin has increased sixfold in the last 20 years.
Ed Culhane says there are about 30,000 bears in the state. There were about 5,000 a few decades back.

Full story is here

We have had quite a few sightings of bears around here. Now if we could get the wolf population back up also, we should have a better wildlife balance.

3 comments:

Hammer said...

They should just open up bear hunting season for a few weeks each year. The state could make a ton of money.

Bob G. said...

Hunt them?
Hell, capture about FIFTY of 'em, truck 'em down to Ft. Wayne, and turn 'em all loose in MY neighborhood...I could USE THE QUIET...LOL!

(gonna coat the neighbors' houses with peanut butter...just in case)

Evil?
Who's evil?
Not I.

;)

Wyatt Earp said...

Bear steaks for everyone!