In June, 2019 I visited the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary near Orr, Minnesota. This is primarily a black bear sanctuary managed by the American Bear Association.

The black bears roam the 500 acres of the sanctuary. The bears are given food  but they are wild and free to leave. We saw 20-30 bears each day up close most of the time. There were several mothers with cubs, one with triplets, two with two cubs and several with one cub.

A fun place to see, experience and photograph black bears in their own environment.



Visitor Comments

  • Lisa Romaniuk

    on July 16, 2019

    Wow, you got some beautiful photos of the bears and birds. We had gray skies and rain almost the whole time we were there. It looks like you had a great trip.I love all the action shots!

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