Bob Haskin said he was excited when he made a call to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources on April 20 to report his sighting of a black bear in Northwest Indiana.The person taking the call wasn't as excited, according to Haskin."He said, 'There are no black bears in Indiana.' I told him that I know a black bear when I see one and that it definitely was a black bear," Haskin said in a recent phone interview.http://www.indystar.com/article/20120429/SPORTS/204290341/Outdoors-Indiana-DNR-won-t-believe-black-bear-sightingBear or no bear? Doesn't seem that odd.
Black bears have been sighted and confirmed in Dexter and Manchester in Lenawee County in recent years. And the link below is about a bear in Lucas County in Ohio in 2005. That one may have also been in Hillsdale County. There is no reason that a bear couldn't be in Indiana. Shoot, a few years ago a tagged wolf from Wisconsin was found dead at the Indiana/Ohio border. That wolf went all the way around Chicago.http://www.toledoblade.com/frontpage/2005/07/08/Black-bear-reported-in-Lucas-County.html