Black Bears in Connecticut/Report a Black Bear Sighting

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Black Bears have established a presence in Connecticut, in recent years, even in heavily populated residential areas.  Here are a few facts about bears from the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection’s website, that Connecticut residents should be aware of.

FACTS:

TO AVOID ATTRACTING BEARS:

 IF YOU SEE A BEAR WHEN HIKING OR CAMPING:

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONCERNING BLACK BEARS AND TO REPORT BEAR SIGHTINGS:

Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection – Black Bear Do’s and Dont’s & link to report a Black Bear to the Wildlife Division:
http://www.ct.gov/deep/cwp/view.asp?a=2723&q=325930&depNav_GID=1655

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SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: April2017