A black bear was spotted in rural Hidalgo County near McAllen in 1957, and the county sheriffs were mobilized to catch it.
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The grizzly bears’ historical range runs from Alaska through Texas and into Northern Mexico, but there is only one recorded instance of a grizzly actually killed in Texas.
Bears were once so plentiful in Texas that their fat and meat were common fare on the tables of early Texans. I found a couple…
In 1890, Bull Creek was a popular destination but a much wilder place.