Report a Bear Sighting

Think you've spotted a bear in your part of Missouri? Please send us details of your sighting.

Although black bears are native to Missouri, they were nearly wiped out during settlement. Now they're making a comeback. Use this section to follow our black bear research project, report bear sightings, camp safely in bear country, and control nuisance bears.

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Contact Information

Please tell us how to contact you.

Please include your area code.
Sighting Information
Enter the date and time you saw the bear.
Enter the number of bears you saw. Include any cubs.
Enter the number of cubs you saw.
Location of sighting
Enter the township or nearest town to your sighting.
List the closest intersection to your sighting, e.g., "Hwy K and Route B" or "Broadway and Market."
Enter any other information that will help us identify the location, i.e., "75 yards northwest of the intersection," "by the big oak tree in the field" or "at the end of the driveway near the shed."
Submit a photo of your bear sighting. JPG or PNG formats only.
One file only.
16 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, png.
Please list any additional comments or information here.