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brown bess
01-11-2003, 00:21
Being an ultra-yankee was wondering...do the bears down south hibernate????

brown bess

01-11-2003, 01:52
Sort of. They do come out on nice days for a potty break though.

Lil Rebel
01-30-2003, 12:08
I live near the Smokies and from different references, I have learned that around 60% Hibernate. Therefore, 40% wander around. A Black Bears hibernation normally ends around March and April. This is a good reason to always hang your food bags.

01-30-2003, 12:36
Any idea if the rate of hibernation is related to the severity of the winter?

01-31-2003, 06:22
its heavily related to the birth rate as the mama bears have to den in order to give birth.