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Return of Black Bears Indicates Healthy Missouri Forests

Posted By Janna On August 4, 2013 @ 8:50 am In Regional News | No Comments

By the 1920s, black bears in Missouri had been wiped out by both habitat loss and unregulated hunting. But now, decades later, because of an Arkansas-based┬áreintroduction program, hundreds of bears once again inhabit the southern part of our state. While the population is considered small, it indicates a healthy return to biological balance. Visit the Missouri Department of Conservation’s website (http://mdc.mo.gov/ [1]) to learn more about black bears.

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