Messer Pond Fish &Wildlife

Black Bear (Ursus americanus)...

Bob Crane photographed this handsome bruin in search of food Saturday evening, April 28th, 2007

 

Yah Maguire caught this guy (or gal) raiding her bird feeders 2 weeks earlier on the evening of April 14th.

 

The following are excerpts from NH Fish & Game's website, special article "Something's Bruin in New Hampshire"

 

Tips on avoiding unbearable conflicts:
Although black bears are generally shy and usually avoid humans, they are opportunistic and will search for human food supplies when natural foods are not available. Maintaining a sustainable bear population in New Hampshire depends on minimizing human-bear conflicts. The majority of conflicts can be avoided. Here are some tips on preventing bear problems:

Black bears are one of New Hampshire's most magnificent big mammals.  Although bears are shy and usually avoid humans, they are also opportunistic and will search for human food supplies when there's little natural food available.  Their keen sense of smell can lead them to trouble - both for themselves and humans.  Maintaining a sustainable bear population in New Hampshire depends on minimizing human-bear conflicts.  Take proper care of your garbage to help avoid these conflicts.

 

What you should do if you encounter a black bear:

For more information:

Black Bear FAQ's - NH Fish & Game

Black Bear Facts - NH Fish & Game

 

 

 

Please contact Water Safety & Fish/Wildlife Director, Jackie Parcells, with any questions or concerns

 

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