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ODWC confirm bear sightings in Oklahoma and Lincoln counties

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black bear sighting
Posted at 1:17 PM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 14:17:20-04

Bear sightings have been confirmed in both Oklahoma and Lincoln counties.

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) posted on Facebook that game wardens in both counties confirmed the sightings using trail cams from landowners.

Those landowners are near Luther, Chandler and Depew.

In the post, ODWC says the bear's size, color and path indicate that it is the same male black bear.

Wardens believe the bear is going east along the Turner Turnpike and eating from corn feeders.

The home range of a male black bear can vary from 5 to 80+ square miles.
Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation | Facebook

ODWC says black bears are known for traveling long distances to find a female mate during breeding season.

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