Black bears are amazing creatures and soon learn the nuances of attempts to trap them. Pennsylvania conducts extensive research on their bear population, a process that keeps the bruin numbers in top physical shape. In this video, you’ll see a standard culvert-style bear trap and how a black bear deals with the situation. There’s more tempting goodies inside if it goes for the bait. Will the bear make it? Check out the video for yourself.

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Joe Byers has more than 1,000 magazine articles in print and is currently a field editor with Whitetail Journal, Predator Xtreme, Whitetails Unlimited, Crossbow Revolution, and African Hunting Journal magazines. He’s spent the last three decades depicting the thrill of the chase and photographing the majesty of all things wild. Byers is a member of the Professional Outdoor Media Association and numerous other professional and conservation organizations.