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Old 09-25-2017, 10:39 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by Grey-Jay View Post
Thoughts on what portion of the Adirondacks has the highest non-human food source driven bear density? I've pondered that although the Old Forge to Raquette region has perhaps the most observed bears it may not correlate to true density as much more visible due to habituated with the number of campgrounds, camps, and people in that area. My own experience of seeing bears is that the Minerva to Newcomb and Long Lake to Tupper regions offered me the most wild sightings, often by water.
I've pondered the same question. I haven't found any DEC or other literature tackling that issue. I would think that it would be hard to pin-point bear densities (outside of congregating around trash or human food sources) since the natural food (hard mast crops, berries, scavenged carcasses, ect.) can vary in location from year to year.
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