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#5798114 - 06/20/15 06:08 PM bears in texas
rickym Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 06/14/15
Posts: 5039
Loc: texas
Now that bears have moved into texas, wondering who all if anybody has seen them. We have seen a young one in cass county but i have no idea about texas regulations on bears?
So who has seen one in texas? Where? And what was your experience

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#5798185 - 06/20/15 07:05 PM Re: bears in texas [Re: rickym]
Aggieman775 Offline
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Registered: 04/24/15
Posts: 616
Loc: Pittsburg, TX
Texas regulations on bears is if you see one you can not shoot it. They are endangered in Texas so you are not allowed to harm them.
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#5798217 - 06/20/15 07:39 PM Re: bears in texas [Re: rickym]
Chief Joe Offline
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Registered: 02/06/10
Posts: 6116
Loc: Fredericktown, Ohio
There were always reported sightings around East Texas but few confirmations as I recall..
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#5798265 - 06/20/15 08:05 PM Re: bears in texas [Re: rickym]
cazador1022 Offline
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Registered: 05/18/10
Posts: 526
there are more than a few down by big bend...believe it or not.

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#5798311 - 06/20/15 08:37 PM Re: bears in texas [Re: rickym]
Double Naught Spy Offline
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Registered: 05/18/11
Posts: 4647
Loc: Forestburg, Montague Cnty, TX
The ones at Big Bend are illegal immigrants, LOL. They actually were documented coming up from Mexico, according to part rangers there many years ago.
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#5798530 - 06/21/15 12:55 AM Re: bears in texas [Re: rickym]
IamMr2 Offline
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Registered: 01/17/15
Posts: 130
You'll find some may migrate down this side of the Red River from Oklahoma in the winter. Found tracks and had a reported sighting at Old Sabine WMA some years back. They are protected.


Edited by IamMr2 (06/21/15 05:49 PM)

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#5800321 - 06/22/15 12:35 PM Re: bears in texas [Re: rickym]
Harrier Offline
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Registered: 10/31/11
Posts: 353
Loc: San Antonio
I saw a mama black bear and a cub in Big Bend a couple of years ago. I reported it at the ranger station and they gave me a signed certificate that I still have.

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