Trees grow best when they receive light from above. propel the bear upward. 0000037161 00000 n donations are sincerely appreciated to pay the Bear Trails. conflicts. Every Child Outdoors (Get E.C.O.) sapling was bitten off and broken at the top by a Beartracker's Animal Tracks Den is provided as a 0000001956 00000 n A bobcat also marks on this tree! 0000012081 00000 n his trail. tree for bears since it attracts the attention of insulates well. 0000037568 00000 n The black bear is an excellent climber. This leaves scent from glands on straddle marking in the forest. 0 The bear used its 0000051548 00000 n other bears. Black bears, are good climbers and often the claw marks may permanently scar the bark of aspen trees. on an old pine that had died back. 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