BLAKE SHELTON is still a board director of the Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Foundation, and he’s taking it seriously.  Last year he went fishing with some kids as part of their Fostering Outdoor Oklahoma Families program.

And last weekend he was in eastern Oklahoma hanging with some wildlife biologists and bear researchers as they collected data from an adorable black bear cub.  They recorded the cub’s vitals like weight, gender, and distinguishing marks. 

Then they tagged it with a tracker so they can keep studying it . . . and returned the cub to its den to be with its mother, who already has a tracking collar.  This is all about keeping tabs of the bear population in Oklahoma and the health of the herd.   

They very smartly had Blake pose for a pic holding the cub, and then posted it on their Facebook page.