|Bear cub Survivor only weighed 2 lbs on arrival
|3-27-13(3 cubs arrived,weights=1 female 2lbs,1 male2-1/2 lbs 1female 2-1/2 lbs.Cubs are doing great!
|I have to bottle feed young cubs (age-8 weeks)
|2012 photo:Cubs are weaned from the bottle;anywhere from 12 to 15 weeks.
I feel very blessed running
Second Chance Wildlife Inc. I have an opportunity to care for ,and observe bears daily lives
in my 5 acre natural habitat/landscape,it has without a doubt helped me to better understand their behavior,and
how they adapt and react to different situations. I hope to continue doing this for many more years; I keep documentation on
everything that I am able to witness with bear cub, and yearling behavior,and development.I am thankful for
having the Land,and having one of the largest bear rehabilitation facilities in the Country; That me and my husband built
for the most part, and do all the upkeep with my beautiful dream come true facility, that is built on our private
property=I do not want anyone misinterpreting things,and thinking that the State/ or Government built it /or owns the
land/or runs the facility. I look forward to doing more presentations,and I absolutely love being asked questions! I
do not have a college degree, nor am I a biologist, but I certainly have the knowledge and then some.
I am greatly self taught,and an out of the box thinker for sure.. I say what I mean, and mean what I say=No
Email: email@example.com phone:207-778-2902
Check out the bear cub & yearling development & behavior I have documented/witnessed :o)
Go to this link: To Visit My Second Chance Wildlife, Inc. FACEBOOK PAGE!
|I have exstensive data/doccumentation on this amazing bear cub!
|2014: I purchased: New cams,dvr,RECORDER,Monitor..
|I will periodically have live stream running online = not all the time.
Live stream video is temporarily down-Severe thunder, and lightning
storms had gone through, and though I had safeguards in place - it looks as though the new dvr isn't
working, and the storm did effect it-lost some cams too, but not all. Though having power surge protectors, ground..
Lightning can indeed cause issues. I know, and if you ask anyone else whom has security/monitor cams, they too will probably
say the same.. July/August Update: I did get a new dvr, and 8 new cams + a new Monitor /large screen.Hopefully
once I bond the cams it will prevent additional problems = run copper line from connectors = camera to camera-being
all connected, and to a ground, and /or grounds -thus hopefully preventing them from getting fried. It may take a bit
to get everything up ,and running, and I am just going to have to be extra cautionary=the cams will often not be
running during thunder storm season; I too was told by an electrician; that even with all safeguards in place -
lightning could still potentially cause damage. I simply cannot afford to have the dvr, recorder,cams, monitor screen.. get
damaged/destroyed = it has cost thousands of dollars over the years - from my/our = me and my husbands personal
monies, and too from private donations that I have received. I am being very conservative with the monies I have received/SCWI.I
am accountable for every cent! I am in the process of trying to get the satellite collars new batteries, and it looks as though
they will be ready for: Brave & Freedom - I, and others can view their movements.
Maine Bear Cub LIVE STREAMING VIDEO !:o) "Brave Cub" For those of you whom have internet explorer 11 this link should work.
I too have instruction on my fb page -for how to view the live stream site -for if you do not have IE 11.
|My 1st bear 1997
|Me In My Glory:o)
|1-8-13 Biologist eartagged,weighed,measured 5 of the yearlings.
|LUBEC WAS RELEASED TO THE WILD 10-16-09
|HE WAS 9 MONTHS OLD WHEN RELEASED,AND HE DID WELL.
Take Note:The amount of bears that are in need of rehabilitation, and returned to
the wild; will not have any substantial effect on the overall population (there is anywhere from: 29,000 to 31,000 bears
in Maine as stands to date) The behavioral research that I continue to gather on rehabilitated bears is significant
data, and further data Is gathered by biologist when the bears I rehab are living In the wild with other bears In
the study= data gathered at that time frame = Bear movements by radio telemetry /vhf collars are pinpointed by
pilots, and then biologist track from land, and during their Winter den study; they check bears overall health,
ear tag, tattoo, check weights , reproduction/sow with cubs, yearlings... they focus on #'s, and
are able to see if there are any variances from year to year-keeping things In check, and too are able to see if
bears are displaying human avoidance behavior...It is all important, and Is good to know if the bears that I rehab
may be exhibiting similar attributes, as other bears In the wild, when checked during the den season,
and if caught during the Spring trapping season by biologist during their MDIFW study. Some bears even get satellite
collars ,and their movements are able to be viewed right on the computer-It Is pretty cool..I checked the 2 sat. collars
often , and I am sure the biologist checked on them often too. I recently downloaded DELORM Topo USA map;
so that I could pinpoint the distances between the 2 rehabilitated bears living In the wild (Milk-dud & Beechnut
had these collars Update: These 2 bears were den checked by biologist,and other past bears ; I
have had in rehab,and all thus far are in great condition-Milkdud,and beechnut sat collars were removed,and will eventially go
on other bears that I rehabilitate..)
I hope that through educating the public of this process; I will affect
others in reference to how they may think about "the bear rehabilitation process" and better understand my
role as a bear rehabilitator, observer,and too understand the role of biologist. Time gives answers and my #1 focus Is to
gain insight, by knowing whether or not my rehabilitation methods are working overall; from observing
the bear cub,and /or yearlings, and gathering behavioral patterns while they are in captivity ,and biologist gathering data; that
they collect during their Winter den study, and Spring trapping study. It is important to take
into account other variances that can effect all bears including my rehabilitated bears once placed within the population,and
how natural food sources may vary within that particular habitat,and how other natural , and non natural effects that take
place can effect bears in general;they may have to adjust,and
indeed adapt within the variances that nature and other circumstances hands them. Take Note:
through the rehabilitation process;the bears cubs,and yearlings that are rescued, are simply just being given a
second chance ; because there #'s are not of substance, thus should not effect bear conservation = If a bear cub and /or yearling
is in need of help, and care; the humane thing to do is to rescue the bear cubs/bears, and give them a 2nd chance, by
bringing them to me-thus gaining insight to what is working - and what is not - long term, and again;I sure feel
blessed having one of the largest bear natural habitat facilities In the Country=The bears have taught
me much and will continue :o)
Bears that are released back into the wild "can, and have done well" and live their lives just as other
bears in the wild within their territory.Rehabilitated bears have shown great capabilities, and have exceeded in
displaying their instinctive skill, and have intertwined back to where their beginning had started"In The
that I have cared for, and observed Will eventually be released back to the wild, The bears this year will be Winter
Den released ; I did discuss this prior with biologist Randy Cross. In most cases the bears will be monitored by
Him & The MDIFW bear study while living In the Wild. Working together, and having an understanding Is of good ; I
have always communicated with biologist In reference to bears, but lately I am having a very difficult time getting
a response In particular with the lead bear biologist? I have been trying to get some satellite information.. I have
no Idea why they have not responded? I am always upfront and honest, and I always have been, and they know that!
I have absolutely nothing to hide. lately there Is a disconnect, and I don't seem to be getting any answers to particular
questions? Update March 2014:I am happy to say that communication is starting to resolve some
prior issues,and it looks as though they will be resolved..The 2 Lotec collars will be getting new batteries,and if
need be, they will be refurbished..and too ;I would like to purchase 2/or 3 new satellite collars from another Co.and I am
in the process of getting these cost figures and corresponding with lead bear biologist,and I will directly
communicate with the distributor and go from there.All honesty;I never though it would be so difficult just wanting to pay
for something-Don't figure..Now that I have finally gotten some feedback-It Is time to move forward. I Will purchase/pay
for product immediately with my: Second Chance Wildlife, Inc. account, once everything is ready to order. I really do
prefer private donations; because I do not care very much for: Money donations /or grants that have ties with
the tangled web; being connected to Government /Unions/Special Interest/or The Washington establishment for that
matter = The Machine, and the corruption that goes along with it! No matter what side of the progressive spectrum. SCW, Inc.
Is not a government/nor Union run organization, nor a special interest group. Update: I have been
trying to go directly through another distributor/Vectronics - In reference to potentially purchasing more satellite/gps
collars; I have not received any response as of yet, from the Vectronics Co. ;that being after having had, emailed them on:
March 27,2014,and again on: 4-13-2014.It Is now July 20,2014 I am posting this. It indeed has been a waste
of my time trying- it has been way to much of a run around with no answers = very frustrating to say the least.I
have not had very good luck at all when it comes to simply wanting to get sat collars for my bears - don't figure??
NEWS ABOUT: SURVIVOR ,FOREST & SPRUCE:
Well ; I sure have some news about my tough
little bears: Survivor,Forest & Spruce-They escaped from the den box! I am not really very surprised,but I do like the
box for keeping them together..It sounds as though they are doing just fine,...and I am really happy with their behavioral reaction with the the bear crew..I am sure that they
will den up together ;that being the most probable scenario at this time of torpor. I received an email from: Biologist Jen
Vashon, and this Is what she had emailed me a bit ago March 2014 : By the way, we were in the process of searching for a
missing radiocollared bear , and it turned out it was denned not far from the den box of three of your orphans. They had left
the den box and were near the side of a plowed logging road. When we approached they all climb the same tree, two going
to the very top and one staying about mid-way. Made for a more interesting day and it was nice to see them all together.
I like those den box releases---seems like they are more likely to stay together.
Second Chance Wildlife,Inc. Is not open to the general
public! There are few whom have permission to be on the premises; and even then it is within guidelines! I keep even my presence
to a minimum once the cubs are weaned. WE ARE NOT A CENTER! Purposes so as to keep the bears as
wild, and as undisturbed as possible! PEOPLE WHO TRESPASS WITHOUT PERMISSION AND DO NOT REGARD THE NO TRESPASSING SIGNS AND
SHOULD KNOW BETTER! and odds are they are on monitor camera recordings. Please give me a call if you would like to learn more
about bears; I will do slide show presentations for those who are interested, I love talking about bears, but I will have
to schedule. Time & effort has been 100% Volunteer since 1997 .In 2014 some earnings: $4,000 total
= That is the only earnings I have ever made in 17 years=most all of the donations go strictly to the bears, and have to gone
to other rehabilitated animals that have had In my care,Monies are donated into my SCW,Inc. account and those funds
go directly to :material/product cost, supplement food, immediate care supplements, worming, antibiotics, office
supplies..( I will only be rehabilitating bears now, and will no longer rehabilitate other species!) I run Second Chance
Wildlife Inc. and It Is not a special Interest group. Second Chance Wildlife Inc.is not run or operated by the Maine
Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife, nor guided by them, or for that matter anyone else ,not a program,
and I really do not care to much at all for most Maine News Papers/Main Stream Media.(“
If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're misinformed. ”
THIS IS A GOOD QUOTE BY--MARK TWAIN) If anyone wants real information In reference to SCW,Inc., and has a questions;well
than go to the source = Call me /or email me/or go to my fb site, website.. I never want to be run by any Government
entity nor union/or special Interest group,or anyone else! But Take Note: I sure do like to think that I ,and The
MDIFW biologist have learned from one another; I look at Individuals involved with working with bears and other
species, and doing the very best they can. Randy Cross & his crew, and other bear biologist do a great job with preparing
the bears just prior to release/or when needed = ear tag ,weigh, measure collar.., and then they monitor the bears once
they are released to the wild; being In most cases within the 3 bear study areas. I have a good volunteer working relationship,
and I try to communicate with biologist Randy Cross In reference to gathering any data from the
bears that I had rehabilitated and have vhf/radio telemetry collars; that are now living In the wild; he
keeps me informed on how my bears are faring In the wild, and I will send him and others on occasion some data/information
that I have gathered during the rehabilitation process = I rehabilitate bear cubs, and monitor bear development, and document
behavior, while bears are In my care, at my facility,and I also post a great deal of this data on my SCW,Inc. fb
site. I absolutely love talking about bears and doing presentations or interviews with time permitted. I am very consistent,
extremely meticulous, and at times I do not know why it is so difficult to get my point across to others.. My husband Michael
helps me much with the upkeep of the facilities, I appreciate all that he does, and we sure work hard trying to keep
the pens up to par, and I feel very blessed to have one of the best bear rehabilitation facilities In the country; being second
to none! We have a new board member Rick Libbey, and he Is a professional photographer and has taken some photos of the
bears, and 20% of the proceeds from the sales of his photos/products goes directly to SCW,Inc. every bit helps.. I too
am trying to sell some picks of my own; that I have taken, and 100% proceeds will go to the bears.To learn more about
My Maine bears view my website, face book page & youtube videos,and get the latest news & updates.. Thanks,
Dawn L. Brown President & executive director, Primary caretaker,bear observer...
2014 Update : I have filed-The 2013 990N e-postcard,
and I will be making some changes within the bylaws= I will be working on this process, and will be contacting
the IRS with a written letter format- describing the changes, and my suggestion to the: IRS-Is that they will comply,
and follow through with my request.
2014 annual report file
Update More Soon
THIS IS A LIST OF THE MDIFW BEAR DEN
2007 Bear Den Summary
2008 Bear Den Summary
2009 Bear Den Summary
2010 Bear Den Summary
2011 Bear Den Summary
2012 Bear Den Summary
was to come across an orphaned or injured bear please contact your local Maine Game Warden,and /or Biologist..They
will asses the situation, and hopefully call me if a bear ,and/or cub/cubs are in need of care: Second
Chance Wildlife, Inc. Bear rehabilitation,research & release.