Tag: black bear

December 16, 2020

Missouri approves framework for first bear hunt

The Missouri Conservation Commission has approved a framework for the state’s first-ever black bear hunt. The framework limits bear hunting to Missouri residents and would allow it only in the...

May 15, 2019

After relocation, black bear makes long journey back

A New Hampshire black bear’s (Ursus americanus) trek shows how complicated it can be to deal with human-wildlife interactions. For years, a resident of the town of Hanover fed a...

February 5, 2019

Student presentation: Implementing citizen science in research

Citizen science is growing in wildlife biology, providing an inexpensive, efficient way to collect large amounts of data. But how should researchers use it effectively? In a presentation titled, “Population...

June 7, 2018

Park Service proposes changes to Alaska hunting regulations

The National Park Service has proposed a rule that would change hunting and trapping regulations for national preserves in Alaska. The rule would reverse NPS regulations approved in 2015 that...

April 27, 2017

Predator control at the center of legal actions

In Dec. 2016, the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission (CPW) approved two predator management plans in the state – the Piceance Basin Predator Management Plan and Upper Arkansas River Predator...

January 26, 2017

Alaska challenges federal hunting rules in court

On Jan. 13, the State of Alaska filed a lawsuit to challenge new federal rules banning several methods of hunting on national wildlife refuges and national preserves located within the...

Four researchers hold black bear cubs.
July 15, 2015

Black Bear Reintroduction Shows Population Growth

In the first-ever comprehensive evaluation of the long-term success of a bear reintroduction technique called winter soft-release, researchers found that a reintroduced black bear (Ursus americanus) population in the Big...

A Florida black bear mother stands with her cub.
June 30, 2015

Limited Hunting of Florida Black Bears Passed

After a great deal of discussion and debate, last week the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) voted in favor of limited bear hunting in the state. The new...

Ponderosa pine forests
June 4, 2015

Forest Thinning Project Underway In Texas

The Nature Conservancy’s Davis Mountains Preserve in western Texas is undergoing a much needed forest thinning project, courtesy of a partnership between the Conservancy and the Texas A&M Forest Service,...