General Information

Guides to Keep Bears Wild

Bear Management

Bear Hunting

Additional Bear Information

Virginia Residents’ Opinions on Black Bears and Black Bear Management: a Survey by Responsive Management (PDF)

Knowledge levels regarding black bears and opinions on and attitudes toward black bears and black bear management among Virginia residents were measured in a telephone survey conducted for the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The survey asked about opinions on the black bear population, management of nuisance black bears, hunting black bears, and more.