STATEWIDE – Every winter state wildlife biologists visit dozens of black bear dens in Maine to survey the health of the state’s black bear population.
This year, the state of Maine is holding a contest offering someone the opportunity to join biologists as they study the bears.
The winner and a friend will be able to join a team of biologists in the field and learn about the process.
“You get to be immersed into what our staff does on a seasonal basis … It’s one way we try to introduce people to all that the department does so they get a better understanding of the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife,” said spokesman Mark Latti.
The deadline to enter online is noon Feb. 19. Visit keeperofthemaineoutdoors.org/giveaway to enter.