Black Bear Sightings Increase In Spring

The TWRA receives more calls in the spring concerning black bears than any other time of year. Spring is a time of dispersal for young bears and this takes them into new and unknown areas as they search for food, water and shelter.

Springtime also brings an increase in outdoor activities for humans such as gardening, hiking and grilling. Thus, chances increase for bear sightings and bear-human interactions.

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