Posts Tagged ‘ bears ’

Over the river and through the woods, university biologist counts Connecticut’s bears

Sep 1st, 2012 | By

The purpose, said DEEP wildlife biologist Paul Rego, is to help inform ongoing discussions about whether the bear population has reached the point where a hunting season is needed to keep it in check. That would require a legislative act, because while DEEP can establish regulations for hunting specific species, it cannot set fees for

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Reappearance of Black Bears this Spring Prompts Precautions in Connecticut

Apr 25th, 2012 | By

In 2011, the DEEP received nearly 3,000 bear sighting reports from 122 of Connecticut’s 169 towns. This spring, the department has already received several reports of bears traveling through populated areas and coming into contact with humans and domestic animals. When bears emerge from their winter dens, natural foods are scarce and, as a result, bears are often attracted to human-provided foods found near homes.



State Quietly Laying Plans For a Bear-Hunt Lottery

Jan 11th, 2012 | By

Connecticut wildlife officials have quietly drafted plans for a bear-hunt lottery — a way of deciding who gets to kill a limited number of the animals — and the plan is being reviewed this week by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office. The Hartford Courant reports. Click on this environmental headline for more on this story.



Bear Kills Dog on Stonefield Road in Avon

Jun 5th, 2011 | By

A mother black bear killed a cocker spaniel on Stonefield Road in Avon on Friday afternoon. Animal Control Officer Beverly LaPlume found a 40-pound bag of bird seed leaning against the house. According to the DEP, people should not leave seeds exposed in their yards or bird feeders between April and snowfall because it attracts bears.