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.

bear sightings map

Missouri's black bear management plan provides the guidance and continuity for their conservation and management in our state.

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Report a Bear Sighting

Think you've spotted a bear in your part of Missouri? Please send us details of your sighting.

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