First American Black Bear For 2019

American Black Bear - Ouachita National Forest - Arkansas

American Black Bear - Ouachita National Forest - Arkansas

This American Black Bear appeared on one of my trail cameras on May 5th, 2019 on my property near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I have several of these Bears that frequent my property each year.

I knew I had a Bear near my cabin because I noticed fresh logs torn apart where one was searching for insects, etc.

Did you know that Arkansas was once known as the Bear state? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission states that we have more than five-thousand wild black bears in Arkansas.

American Black Bear Facts

  • American Black Bears are omnivores.

  • Up to 85% of the American black bear's diet consists of vegetation.

  • Black Bears, except for mothers and cubs, tend to be solitary animals. The bears usually forage alone, but when there is an abundance of food in one area, they will tolerate each other and forage in groups.

  • Black bears mate during the months of June and July.

  • Black bears have relatively short claws which enable them to climb trees.

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