Black bears play an integral role in Mississippi’s rich cultural past, from the famous 1902 President Roosevelt hunt, from which the idea of the teddy bear toy was created, to the legacy of some of the greatest bear hunters of all time. Bears once roamed throughout the state and 3 subspecies are recognized: the American black bear, the Florida black bear and the federally threatened Louisiana black bear. Today, Mississippi’s black bear population is estimated to be only about 75 animals throughout the state.
For every purchase of a Mississippi Black Bear LED Light we will make a donation to Bear Education and Restoration Group of Mississippi (BEaR).
Visit MSBear.org for more information on how you can get involved with Mississippi Black Bear conservation efforts.