Conservation Department Offers Tips on Bear SafetyIf you are going camping or on a float trip this summer, the Missouri Department of Conservation reminds you not to feed bears.
PHOTOS: MDC Conducts Black Bear Den ChecksSee photos and video! Staff checked black bear den sites Thursday as part of the department's ongoing research on bear population, reproduction, health and habitats.
Black Bear Killing Shines Light on Weak Poaching PenaltiesViolation of poaching is considered a Class A misdemeanor, which means the maximum penalty someone could receive for that act is a $1,000 fine and/or up to a year in jail, Zarlenga says.
More Bears Migrating to Missouri, IllinoisIt's not unusual to see black bears in the Ozarks south of St. Louis.
Missouri's Bear Tracking Effort Focuses on FemalesBear experts and advocates are working to educate Missouri residents about black bears as the number of the species increases in the state.
Black Bears Make a Comeback in Missouri Wildlife experts say expect to see more black bears in Missouri.
Black Bears Back in MissouriLandowners in southeastern Missouri and the Ozarks who have seen bears on their property.

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