The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission needs help from the public in locating any female bears in Bear Zones 3 and 4 (see the map above). This includes a large southern section of Saline County.
If they know where they are, they can place GPS collars on them and track their movement during hunting season. The bears will still be legal to take during the upcoming inaugural bear hunt in Bear Zones 3 and 4.
Cooperation in this project can help ensure hunting season continues in south Arkansas while maintaining a sustainable population of black bears. If there’s a bear in your area, reach out to the large carnivore program coordinator, Myron Means at [email protected].