Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Oklahoma
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Oklahoma Project

Reevaluation of the status of black bears in southeastern Oklahoma

January 2014 - June 2018


Participating Agencies

  • Oklahoma Department of WIldlife Conservation

Fifteen years ago, we studied the ecology of recolonizing black bears in southeastern Oklahoma. The current effort is designed to reevluate the population's status relative to the initiation of a black bear hunting season, 5 years ago. Result will assist in the ongoing management of black bears in Oklahoma.