Wilstem Ranch in French Lick is adding Jeff “the bear man” Watson, and his famous grizzly bears Bob and Screech. Watson and the bears will be opening at Wilstem on October 20th.
Jeff, Bob, and Screech have been featured on a six-part documentary on Animal Planet called Project Grizzly as well as Discovery Channel’s Porter Ridge.
Jeff has been looking for a long-term location for him and his bears for a while. When driving through Southern Indiana, he saw a Wilstem billboard. After much research and face to face interaction, Jeff knew that Wilstem was the perfect spot to share his love for his bears and educate people on bear safety.
Wilstem will be featuring two different types of Grizzly Encounters, the VIP Grizzly Encounter and the Grizzly Educational Encounter. The most exclusive offer is the VIP Grizzly Encounter which is an intimate experience of a maximum of 10 people. You will get one on one time with Jeff “the bear man”, help prepare Bob and Screech’s breakfast, view the bear reveal when leaving their den in the morning, and get one of a kind photos. The Grizzly Educational Encounter is an opportunity to learn more about these amazing animals and get educated on how to stay safe in bear country.