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Black Bear Open Houses

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Black Bear sightings are on the rise in Texas County as well as other areas in Missouri with active bear populations.
Interested In learning more about Missouri’s Black Bear population?
Become bear aware.
Get information on black bears in Missouri, MDC black-bear research projects and management efforts, MDC’s draft black bear management plan, potential future hunting opportunities, and how to handle conflicts with nuisance bears.
Those who attend will have a chance to share their comments with MDC staff.
Open houses 6 – 8 p.m. with a presentation at 6 p.m. No registration is required.
• July 9 – MDC Springfield Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way in Springfield.
• July 11 -- The Landing, 110 Front St. in Van Buren.
• July 18 -- First Baptist Church, 202 Walnut St. in West Plains.
• July 30 – MDC Powder Valley Nature Center, 11715 Cragwold Road in St. Louis.
For more information, contact MDC Public Involvement Coordinator Michele Baumer at Michele.Baumer@mdc.mo.gov (link sends e-mail), or 573-522-4115 Ext. 3350.


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