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ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES

J.B. Pritzker, Governor | illinois.gov

Animal Signs

Black Bear Tracks
(Ursus americanus)

Graphic showing bear tracks.
The midportion of the front tracks often does not register. The heel of the front track may or may not register.
Photo: Jeff Horn
Close up photo of a black bear track in the mud.

 

Photo: Jeff Horn
Photo of a black bear track with man's hand for scale.
Rear track of a black bear. Note the man’s hand for scale.
Photo: Jared Duquette
Bear tracks in the mud.
Black bear tracks in the mud.
Photo: Jared Duquette
Ruler next to bear tracks.
Black bear tracks next to a ruler for scale.