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NDOW Captures Three Bear Cubs, Releases Them Near Stateline

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Courtesy: Nevada Department of Wildlife Courtesy: Nevada Department of Wildlife
The Nevada Department of Wildlife says it captured and released three five-month-old black bear cubs on Kingsbury Grade near Stateline on Wednesday.

NDOW says the one female and two males were tranquilized and processed by a biologist with the female mother bear nearby.

The cubs, weighing 15 to 22 pounds, were released and reunited with their mother as soon as they awakened.

NDOW says the female is estimated to be about 19 years old and has had at least three litters and 10 cubs since she was first captured in 2004 by NDOW.

Since July 1, NDOW says it has released 9 black bears after trapping them. “We are doing our best to keep these bears alive and wild,” said NDOW biologist Carl Lackey.  “The information we derive from this ongoing research helps do that.”

July is BEAR Logic month in Nevada. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is asking people to remove attractants on their property which might lead bears get into trouble.           

Persons needing to report nuisance bear activity can call the NDOW’s Bear Hotline telephone number at (775) 688-BEAR (2327).  For information on living with bears persons can go to www.ndow.org and find the ”Bear Logic” page on the web.
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