No animals will be harmed for the specific goal of obtaining samples for our project. Instead, we collaborate with Wildlife Departments and hunters to collect samples from bears that have already been killed (traffic) or legally harvested.
Hunters that have a permit to harvest a bear can fill out the form below. We will send you a collection kit that contains all the materials and detailed instructions for sample collection. After collecting the samples and filling out the included information sheet, the kit can be sent back by FEDEX (no charge) to us.