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Black Bears and Elk

DSCN08652As a Research Associate in the Department of Fish and Wildlife Conservation at Virginia Tech I have had the opportunity to work with the Virginia Tech Black Bear Research Center (VTBBRC).  DSCN0867

 

 

 

It is a nice break from working with elk all the time.  There is some connection between bears and elk, though.  The American Black Bear (Ursus Americanus) is a normal predator of elk calves.  photofixed

 

 

Bears were especially problematic in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the early years of the Elk Restoration Project.