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Bear Season: Wildlife Management Concerns

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

Bear activity is picking up as it does every August - and these animals don't just stick around camp sites. 

Ike Bendavid spoke with Forrest Hammond, the black bear project leader for Vermont Fish and Wildlife, and Adam Miller, the wildlife management program manager for Vermont Fish and Wildlife, about why they say bear season is so important for wildlife management. Watch the video for the full story as shown on WCAX3.

Fence Tip For Bear Deterrence

To prevent crop damage from bears, landowners should consider installing electric bear netting or a solid lock fence around plants. These types of fence are the only ones strong enough to block bear movement on grow sites. 

Best Fence For Bear Deterrence

Bears may look sweet and slow-moving from afar; but in reality, they are quite agile - running at speeds over 30 mphs - and even able to climb. Plastic fencing will not be beneficial to home growers looking to keep bears away from growing sites in summertime when they will be seen eating and relaxing [...]

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Bear Movement In Spring

When we think about bears, we typically think about Winnie the Pooh, a fun loving bear who hangs out with friends eating honey. But, that isn't what happens in real-time. Bears can be quite aggressive and eat all types of plants from lawns and gardens. While in winter they go into hibernation, their movements change [...]

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