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.