Be On The Lookout, Black Bear Sightings In Oklahoma Are On The Rise

Southeast Oklahoma has the largest population of black bears in the state, but over the past several years more and more have been spotted in northeastern Oklahoma. Black bear sightings were recently reported in June 2020 in Oklahoma and Lincoln counties, which is more west than you would typically find them in the state. Be on the lookout – even though the mating season is over, their activity will increase again in August until berries ripen in the fall.

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Have you ever spotted a black bear in Oklahoma? If so, tell us about it in the comments section!

Oklahoma has one of the most diverse assortments of wildlife species in the country.  Some are beautiful, others awkward but all contribute to making our ecosystem work together. Several photographers have captured stunning photos of the state’s wildlife that will leave you wanting more. Click here to view these great photos.

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