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Tennessee wildlife officials say there may be more black bears in the state than any time in the last 150 years. While primarily concentrated in upper East Tennessee, black bears are "spilling out" into the areas surrounding the Smoky Mountains. Credit: Lee Coursey via Flickr

Going On A Bear Hunt…On The Cumberland Plateau? Now You Can

May 5, 2014 at 4:05 am

After decades trying to rebuild black bear numbers in Tennessee, wildlife officials are opening up bear hunting on the Cumberland Plateau.

Survey Finds Tennesseans Like Bears, Despite Complaints

Survey Finds Tennesseans Like Bears, Despite Complaints

March 28, 2012 at 7:04 am

State wildlife officials have been contemplating an expansion of black bear hunts as the creatures multiply around the country. However, a telephone survey finds the black bear is well-loved in Tennessee, and most people think there should be more of them, not less.

States Gauge Public Tolerance Before Expanding Bear Hunts

States Gauge Public Tolerance Before Expanding Bear Hunts

January 24, 2012 at 6:34 am

Wildlife officials don’t usually base hunting policies on how the public feels about an animal. But they are with the black bear.

Savage Gulf Bear Sighting Draws Crowds

Savage Gulf Bear Sighting Draws Crowds

December 30, 2009 at 6:55 am

A bear sighting this fall has become a big draw for Savage Gulf State Natural Area. Park rangers report a 50% spike in visitors.