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BDN photo by Brian Feulner
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki holds a 1-year-old bear or "yearling" that has been tranquilized and taken from its winter den - where it was hibernating with its mother, Lugnut - by the Bear Crew of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to be examined for the black bear monitoring program on Feb. 19, 2013, 20 miles north of Ashland.

BDN photo by Brian Feulner
BDN reporter Aislinn Sarnacki holds a 1-year-old bear or “yearling” that has been tranquilized and taken from its winter den – where it was hibernating with its mother, Lugnut – by the Bear Crew of the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife to be examined for the black bear monitoring program on Feb. 19, 2013, 20 miles north of Ashland.