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Recent Bear Interactions Prompt Reminders on Co-Existing with Bears

RALEIGH, N.C. (June 11, 2014) — Last week’s encounter with a female bear and three cubs in Maggie Valley and Monday’s multiple sightings of a black bear passing through a busy neighborhood in Raleigh have prompted the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission to remind the public that people can co-exist peacefully with…


DNR Invites Wildlife Artists to Enter 13th Annual Maryland Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest

Annapolis, Md. — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources invites artists to submit original artwork for the 13th Annual Black Bear Conservation Stamp Design Contest. Both Maryland residents and non-residents may enter now through March 20, 2009. “The proceeds from the sale of the Black Bear Stamp and other related…


Pennsylvania Game Commission Participates in USMC “Toys for Tots” Program

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe and representatives from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves today unveiled a “Toys for Tots” drop-off collection site at the Game Commission’s Harrisburg headquarters.  In addition to serving as a “Toys for Tots” collection site, Roe donated, on behalf of the…


Bears, Youth Deer Hunt Featured in Latest Issue of N.H. Wildlife Journal

CONCORD, N.H. — Few New Hampshire experiences are quite as memorable as coming face to face with a black bear.  New Hampshire Wildlife Journal magazine’s September-October 2008 issue gets up close and personal with black bears in “The Bear Necessities,” an article written by forest educator and journalist Dave Anderson….


Hungry Bear Can Ruin a Camping Trip

Whether it’s a late summer camping trip or a stay at a cozy cabin in the woods, there’s always a possibility for a black bear sighting or encounter in North Georgia. With more than 75 established campgrounds and an estimated 1,200-1,500 black bears in North Georgia alone, campers should always…


Black Bear Education Seminars Offered in New Jersey

With the onset of fall, black bears begin actively foraging for food to prepare for the winter denning season. The increase in activity during this time of year can bring bears closer to homes and into backyards as they search for any available food. The New Jersey Department of Environmental…


Cheyenne Archer Bags Near Record Black Bear

CHEYENNE– Cheyenne archer Steve Perkins knew he was on to a big bear, but it took a year to find out exactly the size of the bear that eventually ended up scoring no. 2 in the record book for archery kills in Wyoming. Perkins’ bear scored 20 6/16 inches on…


Cooperative Study Suggests Wisconsin’s Black Bear Population Is Larger Tan Thought

MADISON – Preliminary results of a two-year cooperative study of Wisconsin black bears suggest that the population may be two times or more larger than currently thought. Biologists stress that the new estimate comes from a half finished study and may change when data from the second year of the…


DEM Offers Tips on Co-Existing With Black Bears as Public Sightings Increase

PROVIDENCE – The increased publicity about black bear sightings in Rhode Island has prompted the Department of Environmental Management to issue some tips on how to live with bears and discourage them from becoming nuisance animals. DEM is now receiving several calls a day from people who have sighted bears;…


U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Proposes Critical Habitat for the Louisiana Black Bear

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today published a proposed rule to designate approximately 1,330,000 acres of land in 15 Louisiana Parishes (Avoyelles, East Carroll, Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, Iberia, Iberville, Madison, Pointe Coupee, Richland, St. Martin, St. Mary, Tensas, West Carroll, and West Feliciana) as critical habitat under the Endangered…