I was just north of Minden today (May 22), taking a couple of orphaned squirrels to the Woodlands Wildlife Sanctuary, and came across a very large Black Bear. I believe it was a male but that is just a guess. He was pretty chunky for this time of year. I was able to watch him from my car for about 5 minutes before he took off into the woods.
I’ve also attached a picture of a Moose in Algonquin taken May 14th.