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Spring bear sightings don’t have to mean ‘trouble bruin’

May 4, 2022

LITTLE ROCK — Each spring, young male black bears emerge from their dens and strike out to find new territories. While sightings of these misguided youths certainly grab the attention of people living in neighborhoods bordering bear country, they often move on as long as people don’t give them a reason to stay.

Public bear surveys can help bear conservation in Arkansas

April 13, 2022

LITTLE ROCK - The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission is proposing to expand bear-hunting opportunities in The Natural State, and the public can help biologists fill some critical data on the species, thanks to the social media site iNaturalist.

Black Bear Bonanza March 5

March 2, 2022

BENTONVILLE — The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be one of many conservation agencies participating in the Backcountry Hunters and Anglers Inaugural Black Bear Bonanza from 9 a.m-5 p.m. this Saturday at the Benton County Quail Barn in Northwest Arkansas.

Arkansas hunters swat aside black bear record

Feb. 17, 2021

LITTLE ROCK — In the world of wildlife management, harvest records usually are broken by small percentages. But bear hunters in Arkansas broke the record of 577 set during the 2018 season by taking 665 in 2020 – a jump of 15 percent.