Photos: Bear researcher Lynn Rogers keeps making tracks

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1 Wildlife Research Institute biologist Lynn Rogers hand feeds June, a 300-plus-pound pregnant black bear, on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 in the woods near Ely, Minn. 
2 The sun shines through the trees as Wildlife Research Institute biologists Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield hike through the woods after locating June, a 300-plus-pound pregnant black bear, in the woods near Ely, Minn. 
3 Wildlife Research Institute biologist Lynn Rogers hikes through thick brush while trying to locate June, a 300-plus-pound pregnant black bear, in the woods near Ely, Minn. 
4 Wildlife Research Institute biologists Lynn Rogers and Sue Mansfield use an antenna while trying to locate June, a 300-plus-pound pregnant black bear, in the woods on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 near Ely, Minn. 
5 June, a 300-plus-pound pregnant black bear, walks around the forest Thursday, August 30, 2012 in the woods near Ely, Minn. 
6 June, a 300-plus-pound pregnant black bear is examined by Wildlife Research Institute biologists Lynn Rogers, right, and Sue Mansfield (not pictured) Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 in the woods near Ely, Minn. 
7 Wildlife Research Institute biologist Sue Mansfield, left, works on the GPS collar attached to June, a 300-plus-pound pregnant black bear, while biologist Lynn Rogers hand feeds the animal on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 near Ely, Minn. 
8 Wildlife Research Institute biologist Sue Mansfield hand-feeds June, a 300-plus-pound pregnant black bear, while fellow WRI biologist Lynn Rogers records June's heart rate Thursday, August 30, 2012 near Ely, Minn. 
9 Pictures showing Lynn Roger's long relationship with northern Minnesota bears and other animals adorn one of the cabinets at the Wildlife Research Institute on Thursday, August 30, 2012 near Ely, Minn. 
10 Wildlife Research Institute biologist Lynn Rogers talks about diversionary feeding Thursday, August 30, 2012 near Ely, Minn. 
11 Wildlife Research Institute biologists Lynn Rogers (left) and Sue Mansfield (right) look at a GPS reading of where the radio-collared bears are located on Thursday, August 30, 2012 near Ely, Minn. 
12 June, a black bear weighing more than 300 pounds, wearing a collar with brightly-colored bands designed to warn hunters that she's a research bear. Near Ely, Minn., on Aug. 30, 2012.