AgFax Wildlife Review: Oklahoma Black Bears Being Monitored

    In Oklahoma, members of OSU Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, David Leslie and Sara Lyda, have been studying the expanding black bear population since 2011 in conjunction with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.

    By tracking radio-collared bears to their winter dens, the researchers have found bears use rock crevices, hollow trees, holes dug into the ground under the root ball of fallen trees and a variety of shelters for dens, OSU Extension reports.

    In Florida, the Bradenton Herald recently reported: “With few options, bands of hogs are tearing through neighborhoods in Lakewood Ranch and along the Braden River, residents and experts say. They’re plowing through front lawns, leaving turf completely overturned in a sometimes desperate attempt to find food.”

    In Missouri, a man on a deer hunt in November shot and killed a 400-pound wild hog that was charging up a hill towards him, according to the Rolla Daily News. The Missouri Department of Conservation encourages hunters to kills feral hogs because of their destructive and dangerous nature, the paper said.

    In Tennessee, wildlife officers in Marion County are conducting intensive eradication efforts on wild hogs that have invaded one section of the county, reported.

    Wild hogs “are becoming an increasingly severe problem here in St. Landry (La.) Parish,” said Vince Deshotel, a county agent with the Louisiana State University AgCenter told Gannett Louisiana.

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