The Bears are not yet in their den but this time of year they are desperately looking for food and calories to survive the winter. They can be ornery and unpredictable. It's not a good time to go bear viewing. First to den are the females with cubs and last to den are the big males.
The pregnant females have their cubs in Feb in the den. When they are born they only way about a pound, with eyes, ears closed and very little hair. They just crawl up and start nursing. In the spring they are about 15 lbs. The sow's milk is very rich at 10-15 percent protein and 24 percent fat. It's like melted ice cream, very sticky.