Latest Mark Ternent Stories

2011-04-06 08:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As spring has sprung, many Pennsylvanians soon will be spending more time outdoors and seeing more wildlife - and signs of wildlife - in their yards and other places they frequent. Pennsylvania Game Commission officials remind residents that among the wildlife that will become more visible are Pennsylvania's roughly 18,000 black bears, all of which will be looking for food. "After several months of hibernation, sightings of bears...

2009-11-05 07:07:00

Local Black Bear Information Available Online Archers Prepare for Black Bear Archery Season Bear Check Station Hours of Operation Game Commission Offers Bear Hunting Tips Bear Hunting Bullets HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last year's black bear harvest was the second highest on record, and weather permitting, the Pennsylvania Game Commission expects hunters to have similar opportunities afield in the upcoming bear seasons. "Pennsylvania's black bear population...

2007-03-16 00:45:00

MILFORD, Pa. -- Mark Ternent squeezes his bulky frame into the narrow opening of a bear den and shines a flashlight into the eyes of a 200-pound female. Two black bear cubs are suckling, and their mother looks back at Ternent, alert but relaxed. It is early March, and these bears won't come out of hibernation for another six weeks. The wildlife biologist shoots a tranquilizer dart into the mother's rump, but the dart goes into fat, not muscle, slowing absorption into her blood. Ternent waits...

Word of the Day
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.