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Reevaluation of the status of black bears in southeastern Oklahoma

Winter den work by Black Bear Ladies; record year for triplets in SE Oklahoma, March 2015

Duration

January 2014 - June 2018

Narrative

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.

 

Current Staff

Federal Staff: 2

Masters Students: 8

Phd Students: 3

Post Docs: 1

University Staff: 11

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 24

Scientific Publications: 84

Presentations: 184

 

Personnel

  • David LeslieCo-Principal Investigator
  • Sue FairbanksPrincipal Investigator

Funding Agencies

  • Oklahoma Department of WIldlife Conservation

Links

Oklahoma Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit Cooperators

  1. Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation
  2. Oklahoma State University
  3. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
  4. U.S. Geological Survey
  5. Wildlife Management Institute