Living with Bears


Louisiana black bears usually are nonaggressive, retreating animals that are harmless to people unless provoked or threatened. Humans and bears can coexist successfully if humans modify or curtail behaviors that promote conflicts, and solutions are available for inevitable human-bear confliscts. The following sections offer suggestions for both Louisiana black bears and it human residents to co-exsit. A special thanks to Catherine Sircusa, LDWF’s bear conflict manager from St Mary Parish for creating the material contained within "Living with Bears" sections.

L.R.S. 56:291 reads in part: " No person shall intentionally feed or attempt to feed a wild bear."