Black Bear yearling #17-1559 update

Black Bear yearling #17-1559 has been doing well in yard #2 of the Black Bear Complex for the past two weeks. Wildlife rehabilitator Brie contacted Jaime Sajecki, the Black Bear Project Leader with the Virginia Department of Game & Inland Fisheries, to discuss the release. Plans are tentatively being made for release within the next few days, though this may depend on being able to successfully shift the bear into the transition area of the yard for easier darting.