VT Fish & Wildlife Warns of the Dangers Associated with Feeding Black Bears

Montpelier, VT - Viral videos of bears and humans have taken the internet by storm, and now Vermont Fish & Wildlife is weighing in.

The agency tells us you need to let the animals be wild, including black bears. We are told the population of the black bears have significantly increased over the last two decades.

Vermont Fish & Wildlife is speaking out across the state on how homeowners can keep these animals off their property. That will reduce any injuries and damages done by the animal.

"Sometimes we unfortunately we end up getting a bear that behaves aggressively, and we end up having to put them down to protect human safety in those cases and it's not something we like to do. Our biggest goal is to educate people so they don't create the problem bear in the first place," said Tom Rogers with Vermont Fish & Wildlife.

Additionally, new regulations have been released for this year's bear hunting season. For more on that update you can find more here.
 


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