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Status and distribution of black bears in east-central and northeastern Oklahoma

Winter black bear den work: OSU cub from SE Oklahoma!

Duration

July 2010 - June 2016

Narrative

There are indications to suggest that populations of black bears are increasing and expanding in east-central and northeastern Oklahoma. Our objectives are to assess the status and distribution of black bears in east-central and northeastern Oklahoma, which will permit appropriate management of this growing resource. Black bear currently can be hunted in 4 counties in southestern Oklahoma; insight on the staus of black bear elsewhere may permit incrasing hunting opportunities.

 

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 LesliePrincipal Investigator
  • Sara LydaStaff
  • Sue FairbanksCo-Principal 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