Bear in the back yard?

Spring is right around the corner. Temperatures will start to warm and animals will come out of hibernation; therefore, the Missouri Department of Conservation reminds you to Be Bear Aware. Alan Leary, with the Department of Conservation, talks about the main attractors for black bears.


Leary explains what you should do if you find signs of a bear while camping or in other ventures in forest areas.

If you want to report a bear sighting,  visit the Missouri Department of Conservations website at