Press Releases


American Bear Association Bear Collaring Study

Orr, MN-June 10, 2016- The American Bear Association (ABA) is excited to announce that they have collaborated with the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MN DNR) and the Minnesota Bear Guides Association in the collaring of two adult female black bears, one of which has a cub. The Minnesota Bear Guides Association has aided the… Read more


American Bear Association Receives Brett Favre Signature Helmet for Banquet

Many exciting raffle and auction items have been obtained for the banquet to benefit the bears on Sept 25th in Orr, MN.

ORR, MN—September 14, 2010—The American Bear Association is pleased to announce the inclusion of the Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favres signature for their banquet on Sept 25th in Orr, MN at the American… Read more


Second Annual Banquet Announced

On Sept 25th the Orr American Legion will be hosting a banquet to benefit the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary.

ORR, MN—August 15, 2010—The American Bear Association is announcing the second annual American Bear Association Banquet held in Orr, MN at the Orr American Legion.

This is the second fundraising banquet event for the American Bear… Read more


The Three-Legged Bear Returns!

The most popular bear at Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary is on his 11th year.

ORR, MN—July 6, 2010—The American Bear Association is announcing the return of the famous three legged wild Black Bear named Schwinn to the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary located in Orr, MN.

This bear has become quite popular with all the locals… Read more


Camping with the Bears

Find out what goes bump in the night by spending a night with black bears.

ORR, MN—June 2, 2010—The American Bear Association is announcing a new Camping With the Bears event for the 2010 season at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary located in Orr, MN on the night of June 28th.

Visitors will have an… Read more


Drawing Class with Black Bear Models

Students learn how to draw the figure and form of bears in the wild

ORR, MN—June 2, 2010—The American Bear Association is announcing a new Drawing Class event for the 2010 season at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary located in Orr, MN on July 12th and August 23rd.

This unique outdoor drawing class is open… Read more


Yoga and Black Bears Team Up!

Practice Yoga and Meditation while in the Shadow of Wild Black Bears

ORR, MN—April 20, 2010—The American Bear Association is announcing a new Yoga event for the 2010 season at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary located in Orr, MN.

Visitors will have an opportunity to experience yoga as it was originally intended by getting out… Read more


Have Breakfast with the Bears!

This popular activity at the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary is returning for 2010.

ORR, MN—April 13, 2010— The American Bear Association is announcing the return of one of their more popular activities of being able to have breakfast with wild black bears.

This event became quite popular in past years but was then discontinued to… Read more


First Annual Banquet A Success!

All who attended the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary fundraising event had a fun night.

ORR, MN—Sepember 21, 2009—The 1st Annual American Bear Association Banquet on Sept 19th was considered a successful event and raised funds for the American Bear Association and the Vince Shute Wildlife Sanctuary.

If this banquet was judged on attendance, then the… Read more