Gov. Greitens assists in MO Black Bear Project

Gov. Greitens assists in MO Black Bear Project
This is a Missouri conservation project (Source: governor.mo.gov)
This is a Missouri conservation project (Source: governor.mo.gov)
Governor Eric Greitens visited Howell County, Missouri (Source: governor.mo.gov)
Governor Eric Greitens visited Howell County, Missouri (Source: governor.mo.gov)

HOWELL COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Governor Eric Greitens visited Howell County, Missouri on March 6 to thank conservation staff for maintaining hunting, fishing, and wildlife properties.

Greitens also helped research for the Missouri Black Bear Project.

This is a Missouri conservation project which is conducting research to ensure a black bear population levels in Missouri while limiting conflicts with humans, and safety, according to the governor's office.

Statement from Greitens:

"Ever watch someone walk right up to a 280 lb. Mama Black Bear guarding her cubs? I saw it today. Pretty crazy. Pretty cool. Awesome to see the work of our brave, thoughtful Department of Conservation scientists.

The Missouri Department of Conservation shared this live video on its Facebook page on Thursday, March 8 showing a female black bear and her cub.

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