This page is archived as part of Mississippi State University's history. It may refer to situations which have changed or people who are no longer affiliated with the university.

National Bear News

Mississippi Bear News

Black Bear Found in Jackson county

JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A furry visitor wandered upon a Jackson County resident's corn field Wednesday morning. Read More.

Mid-South black bear captured in Lakeland

AKELAND, TN - First spotted weeks ago in Alabama, the black bear who apparently traveled through Alcorn County, Mississippi and Fayette County, Tennessee, was captured by Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agents in Lakeland early Wednesday morning. Read More.

Mississippi black bear cubs may have been killed by Mississippi River floods

Last year's Mississippi River floods may have killed a number of black bear cubs in Mississippi, the state's black bear program leader said.Read More.

Rescued Louisiana black bear is shot and killed in Mississippi

The Louisiana black bear was so scrawny when it was captured rooting through garbage about about a year ago, officials sent it to a rescue center to get healthy. There, it filled out its frame to 104 pounds and taught an orphaned cub how to forage and fear people. Read More.

Black Bear "couple" tagged

ISSAQUENA COUNTY, MS (WLBT) - The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks, along with biologists from Mississippi State, are working on a new project to track the state's black bear population. Read more.

The Bear Facts - Mississippi's Newest Residents

Meet some of Mississippi's newest residents, (the little black furry ones). These 6 to 8 week old Black Bear cubs, two males and a female, are proudly displayed by researchers studying bears in our state. Read More.

How Will the Mississippi River Flooding Affect Birds, Bears, and Other Wildlife?

The Mississippi River continues to swell, and towns in the flood's path area are being evacuated as water levels rise and Morganza Spillway gates release millions of gallons of water. As the water spreads into the Atchafalaya Basin in south-central Louisiana, reports of wildlife on the run are pouring in. Read More.

Black Bear Cubs Found In Miss. Delta

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks documents a group of bear cubs found in the Delta. Read More.

Black Bears and the Flood of 2011: riding it out

The historic flood of 2011 has and will continue to have a tremendous impact on the landscape of the Mississippi Delta and the wildlife that live there. Read More.