Tag Archives: Bears

Letter
September 20, 2017

Killington’s bear problem is getting out of hand

Dear Editor,

Killington has an overabundance of bears this year — actually every year as I see it — but it’s getting worse and worse. Can we do something about it? Do we have to wait for someone or their pet to get mauled or…

State to bear hunters: send us teeth
State News
August 16, 2017

State to bear hunters: send us teeth

Early bear hunting season starts Sept. 1

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department is reminding successful bear hunters that a regulation now requires them to submit a bear tooth so wildlife managers can collect important information on Vermont’s bear population.

Teeth submitted by hunters are…

Young bears are released back to the wild
State News
June 21, 2017

Young bears are released back to the wild

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department successfully released several young orphaned bears back into the wild after a short stay with a wildlife rehabilitator. The cubs had shown up malnourished in residential areas earlier this spring.

Working in partnership with New Hampshire Fish & Game,…

Bears are on the prowl
Local News
May 24, 2017

Bears are on the prowl

Vermont Fish & Wildlife staff are gearing up for what will likely be another record year for bear conflicts. They are asking the public to help keep Vermont’s bears wild by removing any potential food sources that would cause them to associate people with food.

F&W suggests removing bird feeders April 1
Local News
March 29, 2017

F&W suggests removing bird feeders April 1

The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will bring bears out of their winter dens in search of food. The department recommends taking down bird feeders on April 1 to avoid attracting them. Bears are very fond of suet…

Black bears, reptiles, and angels
Column
September 28, 2016

Black bears, reptiles, and angels

By Marguerite Jill Dye

I’d originally planned to write “Where are my bears?” because I couldn’t understand why the blackberries I left on the bushes for baby, mama, and daddy bear were still there. Then my friend and neighbor Kay said, “Early hunting season.” I…

State News
May 12, 2016

Avoid tempting bears by removing food sources

People love to see a black bear in its natural surroundings, but when a bear ventures into human territory, problems can occur.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife wardens and biologists are receiving reports of hungry bears getting into trash containers as well as raiding bird feeders,…

The Outside Story: The apple bears
The Outside Story
November 27, 2015

The Outside Story: The apple bears

By Elise Tillinghast

Last week, a black bear in a blaze orange collar showed up in our yard. Two cubs followed close behind. The sow paused to observe the house, then led her cubs up across our field and down into a small stand of…