Actually black bears are doing very well in this country. Where two cubs per sow have been the normal ,in PA at least ,3, 4 and even 5 cubs can be found.
The one we checked out in the Poconos last spring had 4 healthy male cubs !
Their main thing in life is to find food .Don't ever feed them , don't leave food around . Here they hibernate in the beginning of December and come out early March. They must put on extra weight for the hibernation so they are very active at this time . Some animals develop strange tastes like chewing creosoted wood , rubber etc.
And Watson , bring your revolver !