Bear Hunters: The quota for the 2014 archery/crossbow season for bears WAS NOT MET today.  Therefore, the bear season will remain open tomorrow.  All hunters must check the KDFWR homepage or call the Info Center at 1-800-858-1549 AFTER 9:00 PM each day of the season to learn if the black bear quota was met.  For information about checking bears, click here.

 Barred Owl (Strix varia)

Status:  Common
Seasonal Occurrence:  Year-round resident
Distribution:  Statewide
Preferred Habitat(s):  Forested areas, especially bottomland areas
Nesting Habits:  Nests in hollow trees, but will occasionally use nest boxes


Adult Barred Owl
Photo by:  Kate Heyden
 
 
Adult Barred Owl
Photo by:  Kate Heyden
 


This young Barred Owl has fallen from its nest tree.
Photo by:  Kate Heyden