Pulaski students design, build bear trap

Posted at 9:26 PM, May 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-31 22:26:18-04

Pulaski Area High School students designed and built a bear trap to help the DNR handle nuisance bears.

The trap, on a trailer frame, has a pressure plate and spring-activated door, according to a news release.

More than 29,000 bears live in Wisconsin, according to the DNR.

"We're going to stage [the trap] in the Brown County area… so that our response time can be more appropriate,” said James Robaidek, a DNR wildlife biologist.

“Sometimes it was taking as long as 2 ½ hours to get the trap to the site, and that’s way too long.”

With the warmer weather, more bears are out of their dens and on the move, leading the DNR to need such traps, according to the DNR.