Bears in October
The feel of winter is in the air now, and the bears sense it. As the days grow colder and the time for winter's deep slumber approaches, the bears become more active. Juvenile and adult bears alike grow more playful, engaging in intense (but friendly) wrestling matches that can last for hours. It's almost as though they want to "get the wiggles out" before descending into the confines of their dens.
As October turns to November, the bears begin moving towards their "denning area." While their den from the previous year may not be intact, most bears remain faithful to a general location for their den with the coming of each winter.