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Last week we made a visit to the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary. Vince was a lumberman in the area and loved to make pancakes. His loggers loved them, unfortunately, so did the local black bears. The bears  kept breaking into his cabins looking for food. The first solution was to shoot them but he found he couldn’t shoot enough of them. He then tried feeding them. That seemed to work. They quit breaking into his cabins. However, what started out as a few bears turned into many bears. When Vince could no longer feed them The American Bear Association took over the project. The bears are wild but there is a small area where they feed the bears. This year we were a little early and there were only a couple dozen bears around. At the peak feeding time, mid August to the end of August, there can be up to fifty bears in the area. If you want to see bears this is the place to do it.

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  1. I was at Voyaguer last summer for the 100th Natl Park Annv and didn’t know about this. Looks wonderful!

    Jana Reeg Steidinger
    reegj@uwstout.edu
    715.495.4591m


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