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black bears!?

they are taking over New England, anyone know why?

3 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Population growth and ideal conditions.

    I've seen them in Kent, CT; New Hartford,Ct; Torrington, CT; and Wolcott,CT.

  • 1 decade ago

    The main reason is that pressure has been reduced. Long ago when we were more dependent on game as food and we considered bears a pest people would shoot any bear on site. Now that has changed somewhat.There are fewer hunters nowadays and well regulated hunting seasons. Hunting is now used as a tool to manage wildlife populations. Fees from hunting even pay for habitat restoration. Has most of the land that was once cleared returned to forest. Some has but not most.

    In areas where black bear are not hunted they can become a problem. One here in MIssouri tore open the back of a mans garage to get at the dog food inside

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well... most of the forests that were cleared off and used for agriculture have reverted back to forests which if you do the math... FOREST=BLACK BEARS... good luck and be careful there are more and more encounters with black bears nowadays...

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