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Field Update: Missouri Black Bears

Field Update: Missouri Black Bears Because of hunters who generously donated to SCI Foundation in recent years, we’ve worked with Missouri’s Department of Conservation since 2010 to help with a decade’s long population estimation study. We’re glad to report this resulted in a new hunting opportunity (because a huntable population is a healthy and sustainable one). …

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Motivating People, Managing Bears: The 5th International Human-Bear Conflicts Workshop

  A bear is running at you at 30 mph, 44 feet per second, if it is 88 feet away, will be on you in 2 seconds flat. Bear spray takes roughly 2-5 seconds to deploy, and while it is roughly 92% effective. Firearms can be easier to use but are often slightly less effective than …

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