Are you Bear Aware? The Missouri Department of Conservation says residents of Camden County are indeed seeing a black bear in rural parts of the county. The Conservation Department wants to make sure you secure any garbage cans and do not feed bears. If you come face to face with the bear…don’t turn your back and don’t run. Walk away slowly with your arms raised. The department of conservation says bears are making a comeback in Missouri. All bear sightings should be reported to the Department of Conservation.