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Community Report: Record Bear Hunting Season In Vermont And New Hampshire

A large black bear stands on all fours in a wooded area.
Jacob Zorn, Courtesy
Both Vermont and New Hampshire saw record numbers of bears harvested during their hunting seasons. Fish and wildlife experts say the reasons are many, but include more hunters in the woods due to COVID-19.

More hunters in the woods, plus more readily-available food sources thanks to a new composting law, equaled a record number of bears taken during hunting seasons in Vermont and New Hampshire. The Valley News news editor John Gregg joined VPR  to share statistics.

Read John Gregg's article, "Vt., N.H. both boast big boom in bear harvest in 2020," in the Valley News, here.

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