No Open Season
Black bear sow and two cubs from a research site in Dekalb County, Alabama - Summer 2012. Photo courtesy of Auburn University
A 112lb female black bear that was captured and radio-collared as part of a research project with Auburn University
The Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division is currently working with Auburn University to conduct research on black bears within the state. Data collected will yield information on black bear population size, density, basic demographics, confirmation of the subspecies, and will provide insight on the mechanics of re-colonizing large carnivores. This information will also help with future black bear management practices for our growing population.
- Do not run from the bear but back away slowly
- Stand tall and upright
- Avoid direct eye contact
- Make sure the bear has a free direction to escape
- Never purposely feed a bear.
Alabama's Large Carnivore Coordinator
30571 Five Rivers Boulevard
Spanish Fort, AL 36527