they are taking over New England, anyone know why?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Population growth and ideal conditions.
I've seen them in Kent, CT; New Hartford,Ct; Torrington, CT; and Wolcott,CT.
- Jeff SadlerLv 71 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
- Anonymous1 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...