Content tagged with "bear"

A Long Winter Nap

During a holiday gathering, I found out something quite shocking.

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American Black Bear

Ursus americanus
One of the largest wild mammals in Missouri, the American black bear is unmistakable with its black fur and powerful bearing.

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Be bear aware in the Missouri outdoors

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Campers and landowners should prepare for black-bear encounters.

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Be Bear Wise in Missouri? Yes!

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Don’t let handouts, intentional or otherwise, create a 500-pound menace.

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Jeff Beringer and his bear-research volunteers head out.

Bear Hunt

After spending time near one of North America's largest furbearers, everything else is a little dull.

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Bear Reports

Although black bears are native to Missouri, they were nearly wiped out during settlement. Now they're making a comeback. Use this section to follow our black bear research project, report bear sightings, camp safely in bear country, and control nuisance bears.

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Bears at Hair Snare Sites

Spring 2011 - Video of black bears at "hair snare" research sites in southern Missouri.

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