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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Black Bear Management Plan605.40 KB
Missouri's black bear management plan provides the guidance and continuity for their conservation and management in our state. The plan was organized and prepared by a team of inter-agency resource professionals, and approved by the Commission
A listing of MDC black bear videos on YouTube.
Keep up with efforts to determine the state's bear population.
Think you've spotted a bear in your part of Missouri? Please send us details of your sighting.
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