Winter update on Kentucky Black Bear PDF Print E-mail

Last summer people in the area had bear mania as a black bear entered Indiana from Kentucky.


The bear travled from Corydon through Washington County and according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources was last spotted Nov. 20, 2016 at Big Oaks National Wildlife Refuge north of Madison.

The IDNR believes the bear found a place to hibernate at Big Oaks.

Bears hibernate for five months with the possibility of emerging during winter thaws to search for food.

Report bear sightings to the DNR Division of Fish and Wildlife at 812-334-1137 or via e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 January 2017 06:44