Andy Tri is a bear biologist with the Minnesota DNR. We caught up with him this morning and talked about dens, cubs, what's happening with bears now, what to do if you accidentally flush a bear off a nest, and what happens when bear cubs are orphaned.
This past fall, several bears denned in cornfields left standing because of a particularly wet season. Farmers are connecting with local conservation officers to handle the situation when they come across a den. Andy told us about that process as well.