Bear Hunters: The 2015 bear season with dogs opens Saturday November 28.  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.

Great Horned Owl (Bubo virginianus)


A close up view of a young Great-horned Owl, Photo by: Kathy Caminiti 

A close up view of a young
Great-horned Owl
Photo by: Kathy Caminiti

Status:  Common
Seasonal Occurrence:  Year-round resident
Distribution:  Statewide
Preferred Habitat(s):  Forested areas, semi-forested areas and semi-open farmland
Nesting Habits:  Nests in old hawk nests made from sticks, but will also use hollow trees
Listen to Calls:  Great Horned Owl call




This adult Great-horned Owl has an injured wing.
Photo by:  Kathy Caminiti 


 Great-horned Owl nest in a dead tree.
Photo by:  Kathy Caminiti
This young Great-horned Owl just fledged!
Photo by:  Kathy Caminiti