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Black Bear Comeback (2013)

Alive! In America's Delta



Genre: Documentary

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2013-12-09

Duration: 00:26:45

Subjects: Black bear | Nature | Wildlife conservation | Endangered Species | Louisiana. Department of Wildlife and Fisheries | Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919


  • Barnes, Liz Producer
  • Fortenberry, Rex Q. Photographer
  • Allen, Gary Photographer
  • Esneault, Mike Composer
  • Goodman, John Narrator
  • Davidson, Paul Interviewee
  • Davidson, Maria Interviewee
  • Edwards, Karen Crabtree Interviewee
  • O'Connell, Kaitlin Interviewee
  • Siracusa, Catherine Interviewee
  • Daigle, Diana Interviewee
  • Trant, Travis Interviewee
  • Drewry, Michael Interviewee
  • Fuller, Debbie Interviewee
  • McGehee, Lucius Interviewee
  • McGehee, David Interviewee
  • McCollister, Matthew Interviewee
  • Dohner, Cindy Interviewee


This episode of the series “Alive! In America’s Delta” from December 9, 2013, focuses on the efforts of the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) and their partners to reestablish the Louisiana Black Bear and restore its habitat. It covers: the story of a famous Louisiana Black Bear hunt by President Teddy Roosevelt that led to the creation of the Teddy Bear; the importance of hunter education; the research into bear populations in Louisiana; the work of LDWF agents in trapping and releasing a nuisance bear; land management initiatives; and the work of LDWF agents in tracking bears and their cubs. Narrator: John Goodman