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Idaho Fish and Game

Black bears are Idaho’s forest bears


Most bears we see in Idaho are black bears, and as spring arrives, they will be waking from their winter sleep, leaving their cozy dens to find food. This month’s Wildlife Express covers these surprisingly shy, secretive animals, as well as springtime activities to enjoy outdoors to beat the winter blahs.

Wildlife Express is an Idaho Fish and Game monthly publication about wildlife species and subjects. To read past editions, visit