Hunters who harvest bears are required to submit bear teeth, which are used to determine the ages of bears, and wildlife biologists use age and sex data to estimate the number of bears in Vermont and to determine the status and health of the bear population.
Causing problems in cities and towns up and down Colorado’s Front Range.
ASPEN, Colo. — Colorado officials are noticing a spike in bear calls, and believe the dry weather may have something to do with it. Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Ranger Kurtis Tesch told the Aspen Daily News that the agency has been receiving about 10 calls each day on bear activity. Police Records Specialist Cathleen Treacy says Aspen police have gotten…
But more bears have meant more nuisance problems; more trash receptacles trashed, more bird feeders becoming bear snacks.
The race director says the runner had apparently made it to the halfway point turnaround on Bird Ridge trail and was on his way down when he texted a family member that he was being chased by a bear.
The total climbed after two bears were fatally shot overnight Tuesday in separate incidents.
(Michigan DNR)The Department of Natural Resources is asking Michigan residents to help keep the state’s up-north icon a wild animal by keeping bears at a distance. With many people – whether seasonal visitors or year-round residents – outdoors and enjoying northern Michigan in the summer months, removing bird feeders is an easy answer to bear problems. Michigan’s estimated black bear population is over 12,000…
The bears were released in southern Vermont at one of Fish & Wildlife’s large wildlife management areas.
In latest incident, black bear attacks family’s donkeys, killing one.
Next hunting opportunity in the state is for black bear. Hunters can lay bait for bears starting July 29 and start hunting Aug. 28.
The northern New England states all have bear hunts in the fall. The bear population is also growing elsewhere in New England, where debate is underway about how to control it.
The huge bear before the shot frequently becomes a much smaller bear when the hunter walks up to it.
The state’s Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted 7-0 to direct its staff to revamp the bear management plan and report back in two years. That came after a motion to hold a bear hunt this year was voted down 4-3.
Increasing black bear populations in the region have led to more frequent sightings, especially in rural areas of Providence, Kent and Washington counties.
Black bears have been sighted in all 21 counties, but their population is densest in the northwestern part of the state, including Sussex, Warren, Passaic and Morris counties.
CPW researchers conclude that increasing bear-human conflicts do not mean the bear population is growing but that bears are adapting to take advantage of urban expansion.
Every March, in three study areas of the state, crews visit dens that the Pennsylvania Game Commission has identified. They give each new cub numbered ear tags and assess the health of the cubs and the mother.
As bears emerge from hibernation, their metabolism gradually ramps up and they will begin looking for food at a time when berries and green vegetation can be scarce.
Bear hunting currently illegal in the state, but with about 6,700 black bear sightings in 2016 — a 49 percent increase over the previous year, and compared to only about 450 sightings in 2000 — population control may be needed someday
Bear totals just shy of state record