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Be Bear Aware, Guidelines To Stay Safe In Bear Country

McDonald County usually has a bear sighting or two every year, and they usually come in the late winter or early spring. This is when bears are roaming around looking for new territory and new food sources. The bears that we have in McDonald County are usually young males looking for mates, and they will often cover hundreds of miles during their search. Following is a list of tips to use when in or around bear country which, believe it or not, now describes McDonald County!
Be Bear Aware — Guidelines to stay safe in bear country
Black bears are an exciting part of Missouri’s natural history, and they’re making a comeback in the southern part of the state.