UI graduate student Matt Nelson (far right) and fellow researchers collar a black bear last summer. The work is part of a study that uses game cameras and GPS collars to determine black bear density

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North Idaho black bear study in its second year
February 25, 2020 1 a.m.

North Idaho black bear study in its second year

When Matt Nelson completes his black bear study next year he hopes to have collared 36 bears from south central Idaho to the Panhandle’s St. Joe River Valley in an effort to learn where the state’s version of ursus americanus likes to hang out, and whether game cameras can be used to make solid population estimates.