Oklahoma Wildlife Officials trap bears, then take DNA samples, tag the bear and some get collared. They are doing this as part of a study on the bear's population in the Eastern part of the state.
What gets the bears into the trap? Doughnuts, the pastry traps usually attract 300 lb males, 200 lbs females, but recently a cub couldn't resist temptation. Doughnuts have worked best for the Oklahoma wildlife officials. They also have 200 bait stations set up with hair snares. The DNA from the hair helps track the bears' movement across the state. From The Associated Press .