Tag: black bears

September 28, 2015

Wild Cam: TWS Member Tracks Upstate New York Black Bears

Apparently undeterred by real estate prices in upstate New York, black bears are expanding throughout the region. Although the increase in populations has been occurring since the early 1900s, it...

August 26, 2015

What do Yosemite Bears and Aleutian Rats Have in Common?

Figuring out exactly what animals eat is one of the best ways to understand how ecosystems work and, if necessary, conserve them. But the problem is that animals, like humans,...

August 17, 2015

Video: Drones Quicken the Heart Rates of Bears

Humans and bears might not be all that different when it comes to responding to drones flying overhead. A new study shows that when researchers flew these unmanned aerial vehicles...

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June 19, 2015

Scientists Trace Black Bear Lineage

In a first-ever genomics study of black bears across their North American range, researchers have determined where they come from and how closely different populations are related to one another....

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June 12, 2015

“Teddy” Bear to be Removed from Endangered List

More than a century ago, President Theodore Roosevelt was on a hunting trip in Mississippi where he refused to shoot a Louisiana black bear that one of the guides and...

May 27, 2015

New Proposed Rules for Bear Hunts in Florida

Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently developed rules for Florida’s first bear hunt if the proposal for limited bear hunting, which was approved last month,...

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April 22, 2015

One Step Closer to Limited Bear Hunting in Florida

Officials with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission approved a proposal for limited bear hunting at a recent meeting where they discussed ways to manage the state’s thriving population...