Connecticut sees increase in 2018 bear sightings

The number of reported bear sightings in Connecticut in 2018 increased significantly from the previous year, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. The most recent figures from DEEP of bear sightings cover the period from Jan. 8, 2018 to Dec. 12, 2018. It shows a total of 8,937 reported sightings — an increase of more 1,200 from … read more

DEEP reminds residents to be bear aware

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to take steps to reduce encounters and potential conflicts with black bears. These steps are increasingly important because Connecticut’s bear population continues to grow and expand and bear activity increases in early spring. In 2016, approximately 6,700 bear sightings from 134 of Connecticut’s 169 towns were reported to the DEEP … read more

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