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Old 05-24-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
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Default the bear cubs have been safely found

Thank God. Fish and Game captured the little guys and transported them to there new home early this morning. Thanks Dave and Linda
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Old 05-24-2012, 08:04 PM   #2
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Thank God. Fish and Game captured the little guys and transported them to there new home early this morning. Thanks Dave and Linda
We need somebody to ADOPT these Bears. It's the right thing to do. If no one comes forward..these Bears will be TAGGED with GPS Units and Tracked for the rest of their lives....Ankle bracelets. Treated like criminals.....and they never bothered nobody. Just Sayin... NB
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You can not just adopt bears. Clark's Trading Post at one time received them. Not sure how it is now.
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Old 05-25-2012, 05:52 AM   #4
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We need somebody to ADOPT these Bears. It's the right thing to do. If no one comes forward..these Bears will be TAGGED with GPS Units and Tracked for the rest of their lives....Ankle bracelets. Treated like criminals.....and they never bothered nobody. Just Sayin... NB
Why not keep them until they can care for themselves and release them back into the wild?
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Default I would bet...

... that the most likely course for these cubs will be with a professional like Ben Kilham

http://unhmagazine.unh.edu/f02/bear_essentials.html

This guy literally "wrote the book" on bear rehabilitation. He has worked with NH Fish and Game before.

http://www.amazon.com/Among-Bears-Ra.../dp/0805069194

He will be presenting a program at the Loon Center on July 12th this year.

http://www.loon.org/summer-talks.php
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SteveA you are correct and that is exactly where they are. ! year with him and they will be released into there normal habitat.
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SteveA you are correct .
Would you mind stopping by my house and teaching Mrs. SteveA how to say that!

Seriously, those are some lucky bear cubs. I've watched several shows on Ben Kilham... Impressive guy. I'm going to try to attend his "talk" at the Loon center.
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Default The bear cubs

Interesting...but what is the "Beginning" of this story? What happend to the Momma Bear? Where were the cubs found?
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Default Bear cubs couldn't pass up doughnuts.

MOULTONBOROUGH — Doughnuts soaked in half and half attracted two orphaned bear cubs into a safe trap overnight Wednesday.

New Hampshire Fish and Game Officer Chris Rines set out a trap after receiving a call that the cubs were up a tree on Bean Road in Moultonborough, about a mile from where their mother was struck and killed by a car on Route 25 on May 16. Since her death, Fish and Game officers had been on the lookout for the 5-month-old cubs, who each weigh about eight to 10 pounds.

“They are doing great,” said Fish & Game Bear Project leader and wildlife biologist Andrew Timmins. He said Officer Chris Rines set out the trap after 7 p.m. on Wednesday and found the bears in the trap at about 5 a.m. on Thursday.


They are in the care of bear rehabilitation expert Ben Kilham, an independent wildlife biologist and professional gunsmith, of Lyme. Kilham is a nationally recognized bear expert and the author of “Among the Bears: Raising Orphan Cubs in the Wild.”

“They are in excellent condition,” said Kilham Thursday afternoon. “They are a little scared,” he said, adding that the cubs are being held in a separate enclosure until they get used to their surroundings.

Kilham said they will be fed lamb's milk, baby cereal, dog food and wild vegetation for a couple of weeks, then released to his facility's eight-acre enclosed forest to be with the other bears. And they will have plenty of company. Kilham said they are the 11th and 12th bear cubs he's accepted this spring.

“It's been an extraordinary year for cubs — we now have 12 cubs,” he said. Recently, he received three cubs whose mother was shot by a farmer in Plymouth as she ventured near a chicken coop. In several other cases, the mother — or sow — was struck and killed by a vehicle, as in this Moultonborough case.

“People should not shoot bears, especially if they have cubs,” said Kilham, adding that New HampshireWildlife Services provides free electric fencing to protect property from bear intrusion.

Rehabilitation costs can run $1,500 a year per cub. “A mother bear does it a lot cheaper.”

The cubs will spend a year in the enclosed forest, socializing with the other bears before being turned back to the wild in northern New Hampshire.

“While they are inside, they will get to know each other. Bears have the ability to form social groups and interact. They will all get along,” he said.

Timmins concurred that it has been a banner year for the bear cub population. A plentiful food supply last fall translated into healthy females giving birth to cubs.

In a normal year, Fish and Game gets about five or six abandoned or orphaned cubs.

The cub numbers may be on the rise again, as four additional cubs in Greenville are on the loose after being orphaned when cars killed two sows recently.

Anyone wishing to send donations to cover the cost of food for the cubs can write to Kilham at P.O. Box 37, Lyme, NH 03768. For more information on black bear behavior, go to his web site at benkilham.com

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This story should note that after calls from several citizens F&G officer Brad Morse was the responder who called out Chris and he placed the traps along with her help. The bears also had cinnamon and banana flavored cherrios to balance out their meal. I am just glad that the bears are in good hands.
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The bears also had cinnamon and banana flavored cherrios to balance out their meal.
Well its a good thing that I was not roaming around in that area or you might have seen me in one of those traps.
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Either you are a brave man or your wife is out of town.
Oh.. don't worry... I showed her your post and she laughed... well it was a sorta laugh.
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Default Reminder..

This looks like a great event to attend.. I'd bet that an update on the progress of the cubs will be part of his presentation.

2012 Summer Nature Talk Series

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Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.• Admission Free• Donations Appreciated

Thursday, July 12: Among The Bears
Author and filmmaker Benjamin Kilham shares his unique experiences with black bears. A resident of Lyme, NH, Kilham has fostered and rehabilitated dozens of bears on his wooded preserve, including an injured cub rescued near the Loon Center. Ben’s approach to rehabilitation has garnered information on black bear behavior that was previously unknown.
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For the folks who get Yankee magazine, there's a nice article about Benjamin Kilham in the latest addition.
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This looks like a great event to attend.. I'd bet that an update on the progress of the cubs will be part of his presentation.

2012 Summer Nature Talk Series

at The Loon Center
Lee’s Mill Road, Moultonborough, NH
(603) 476-5666

Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.• Admission Free• Donations Appreciated

Thursday, July 12: Among The Bears
Author and filmmaker Benjamin Kilham shares his unique experiences with black bears. A resident of Lyme, NH, Kilham has fostered and rehabilitated dozens of bears on his wooded preserve, including an injured cub rescued near the Loon Center. Ben’s approach to rehabilitation has garnered information on black bear behavior that was previously unknown.
Mr. Kilham is speaking tonight. 7.30 PM at the Loon Center.. I'm looking forward to meeting him.

A great way to support the work of the Loon Preservation Committee.. is this raffle.. with some very cool prizes. You can by tickets online.. here:

http://www.loon.org/raffle.php
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