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Population Of Black Bears Climbs In Pennsylvania

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A black bear recovers from the tranquilizer and ambles into the woods. (Reid R. Frazier/The Allegheny Front)
A black bear recovers from the tranquilizer and ambles into the woods. (Reid R. Frazier/The Allegheny Front)
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Pennsylvania traps and tags black bears each year to estimate the overall bear population and help guide management decisions. After the state placed limits on bear hunting, the population has taken off.

The Allegheny Front's Reid Frazier went out with biologists in search of bears.

A cover is placed over the male bear’s eyes before Emily Carrollo and her team begin their work. (Reid R. Frazier/The Allegheny Front)
A cover is placed over the male bear’s eyes before Emily Carrollo and her team begin their work. (Reid R. Frazier/The Allegheny Front)

This segment aired on September 14, 2021.

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