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They are “gearing up for what will likely be another record year for bear conflicts” and urging Vermonters to remove potential food sources that attract bears, according to a news release today. Tips on how to do that at the link.

Remember: a fed bear is a dead bear.

(Forrest Hammond, Vermont’s lead bear biologist) said it is “extremely difficult to relocate a nuisance bear far enough” for it not to return, and “sadly, these bears sometimes need to be put down.”

 

“In Vermont, we treasure our wildlife, so it’s up to people to avoid attracting bears before a bear becomes an issue,” he said.

 

Bears may be attracted to human food sources, but a few simple steps can reduce problems between bears and people. (Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department photograph)