The Pennsylvania Game Commission sure knows how to trap bears.
These bears, usually spotted in urban areas, are trapped for research and for relocation.
Watch as these seasoned trappers show us how it’s done.
When the Pennsylvania Game Commission is alerted about bear sightings they set up a culvert trap which is a round barrel with something sweet inside. Once the bear investigates inside the trap, it steps on a platform that closes the door. It is then tranquilized and put to sleep.
While it is asleep, biologists pull a tooth to find out its age, tag it, weigh it, and tattoo it.
It is then relocated deep into the woods where it will wake up once the drugs wear off.
This particular bear was found and tagged on state game lands in Indiana County.