Dawn L. Brown: A Bears Second Chance (Black bear care & behavioral researcher & bear photographer)

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I am the only immediate caretaker for my bears
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= I Bottle feed,administer suppliments needed,monitor,cleaning...

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I amgathering berries for my bears :o)
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I/Dawn gather natural food for my bears 2X daily
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sometimes more ..+ I add fresh water ,clean...( I am the only caretaker 99% of the time! )

 

Hard work - honesty - bear rehabilitation/care - behavioral research - real money figures/accountability ; Is what  I/Dawn L. Brown focus my attention on,and I run my business! I am honest to the best of my human ability and because of that - believe me - I fear pretty much No One!  

Me & My Husband Michael have resided/lived in New Sharon Maine for 27/28 years .We are thankful to be land owners ,and have paid/pay for it + I/We pay taxes , and continue to pay, and have worked very hard for it! We absolutely love it here,and manage our land,and are grateful for so much!!  I am thankful to own 5 acres,along with my husband , and to have it fenced in  for my bears. I have been a Maine wildlife rehabilitator & researcher/observer for 20 years. My husband Is Not a wildlife rehabiltator,....  I greatly do apprciate him though for helping me work on my 5 acre bear facility. and the continuous upkeep. I am very thankful for so much , and feel truly blessed to have one of the largest "Bear Facilities in the Country" It has been a great deal of hard work over the years and continues ..

 

Fence businesses: good products - with very helpful tips/advise. Wellscroft ; I can remember ordering from over 25 years ago for when I/we had red deer. I continued to order products from them - when I wanted to have a large facility for bears,as well as other fence companies whom are very knowledgeable and experts in the fence industry. I have to say when we fenced in my bear facilities is has been a learning experience all on its own - you figure things out often as you go ,and what makes the process easier and efficient.  

Wellscroft Fence System LLC.

Kencove Farm fence Supplies

All Around Fence

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Me working.
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5 acres my/ours = mine & my husbands land
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private donations paid for material cost = post,wire.. to fence in my 2 acres.

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Michael placing ceda post
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I so appreciate my husbands help on my facilities - He certainly knows that!

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Watch video - go to this link. It sure has been alot of work and thought throughout the years. I have got to say - That we were not guided in the construction - We had a great deal of knowledge with past experiences. I cant say that we didn't have a few glitches in the process, but being hands on working ;that is what guided us to figure it out on our own. I am blessed to have one of the largest bear facilities in the Country.

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Dawn Painting den box
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We purchased all building supplies
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Immediate care building

immediate care bear building
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Dawn working on building
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This bear building /structure, sideing.. built with mine & my husbands private/personal monies.

Dawn Cutting Plywood
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Michael working on the homemade bear trap
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It works great!

building for transporting prep,and immediate care
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Adding 2 acres - I am now up to 5 acres !
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Happy Bears :o)

Michael cuttung trees to clear for post ,and fence
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Dawn stapling the fence to post
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Michael working
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digging post holes

Dawn working
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Michael woking on fuse box,connecting wires...
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I am working on wiring cams
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Keeping MY bear facility In tiptop shape =Lots of labor is involved!

  • Camera upkeep & repairs
  • 2011 new security cams,monitor screen, cameras,dvr recorder....
  • Lost 6 cams...due to lightning storm In the process of working on fixing this issue....
  • Gate handles
  • Fasteners
  • New gate
  • Insulators
  • Clearing trees along fence line...
  • Checking post,fence line..continually monitoring facility!
  • 2010 New fence charger bought,ground pipes,fencing material/upkeep...