Fulfilling the Mission: The Bear With Us Centre for Bears concentrates on four primary areas of operation in order to fulfill the mission. We invite you to learn more about our 4 focus areas.


For twenty eight years (2020) I have worked with adult wild black bears that are victims of human activity. This includes hunting, automobile and other injuries. We assist orphan cubs until old enough to be returned to the wild. We work with people recreating in bear country and home owners regarding perceived nuisance bears. This work has allowed myself the privilege to observe the many varied reactions to human interference exhibited by the bears. What I find incredible is a bear’s ability for exhibiting restraint.” …Mike McIntosh

Volunteer and Employment

Each year Bear With Us is required to renew Ministry of Natural Resources Authorizations. a) Keep captive, rehabilitate and return black bears to the wild. b) Keep black bears permanently in captivity. c) Act as an agent when working to resolve human/bear conflicts such as live trapping and relocating a bear.

We hope you find this website informative and a good resource.

An injured adult bear: 2 minutes.

BEARHELP for Orphan Cubs, Injured Bears and Human / Bear Conflicts.

Call us (cell): 1-705-571-4397 or (office): 1-705-685-7830.

We have the equipment to handle most any situation.

For additional contact information see Contact Us

For more news about Bear With Us and other bear related news, see Bear Paw News .

Video/slide Presentation – “Understanding the Black Bear”. To reserve a presentation for your event, email: info@bearwithus.org. In subject line – Att. Mike. Thank you!

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Bear, Wolf Predation on Moose Calves + More Research Studies

Source – Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. 1 – Moose Mortality,Patterson et al_Moose calf mortality ON_JWM_2013 2 – Obbardetal_BigenoughforBears_Ursus_2017 3 – Hunted,unhunted study, Chapleau, Game Preserve,Obbard 2008 black bear in Chapleau vs outside Chapleau preserve 4 – Suspened … Continue reading

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