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Black bears are native to Iowa, but Iowa has been without a resident bear population for more than 100 years. Since 2002, there have been 43 confirmed black bears in Iowa, and two to five per year since 2014.

BRITT – For three days, several hours each day, Mike Ostercamp stood quiet in a tree stand watching for bear. He saw nothing.

WADENA — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has confirmed tracks and scat left near Clayton County beehives came from a black bear.

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