By Karl Moffatt
Las Vegas Optic
The bear tracks stood out clearly in the soft dirt by the side of the road, right where they should have been, alongside a scrub oak blooming with acorns.
“This is their time of milk and honey,” says Rick Winslow, a bear biologist with the state Department of Game and Fish. “And it’s looking pretty good right now.”
New Mexico’s bears are getting ready to put on some serious weight before they hole up and hibernate through the winter.