Anatolian Brown Bear

No tags available for season 2014-2015.

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The brown bear (Ursus arctos) is the largest carnivore in Turkey.  Its present distribution is mainly confined to the intact natural habitats of the Black Sea and Eastern Anatolian regions. Forest fragmentation and direct persecution by humans have resulted in population declines in other regions during the last 50 years.

Anatolian brown bear has good-sized, powerfully built bear with a distinct shoulder hump, a large head supported by a short, muscular neck, and a concave facial profile. Overall color can vary with individual bears from light grayish-yellow to very dark brown.ead and body length 5-8 feet (1.5-2.4 m). Tail length 2-6 inches (5.1-15.2 cm). Shoulder height 35-43 inches (89-109 cm). Weight 220-660 pounds (100-300 kg). Females are about two-thirds as large as males.

It is expected that the Turkish Goverment will grant tags for the brown bear hunting in Turkey for the foreigners since they already granted some tags for the locals in 2014.


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