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GPS Tracking Bears and Hunters


In Western Maryland a project will continue this year which monitors the movement of bears and hunters during hunting season. The project is designed to see what reaction bears might have to the presence of hunters in the area. Hunters and bears have been equipped with GPS tracking devices so that researchers can track the movements of both…. Kinda like watching someone else play a video game as you can watch the movement of both sides.

“If a hunter’s in close proximity to a bear, how does the bear react? How are bears reacting overall when the hunters go into the woods? Do the bears change their movements? Do they not? That’s one of the things we’re trying to find out,” said biologist Steven Bittner.”

The study is expected to continue for another couple of years at a total cost of about $65,000.

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