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News stories tagged with "bears"

Photo courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service
Photo courtesy US Fish and Wildlife Service

Open water in the arctic

Polar bear researchers off Alaska's northern coast found striking differences in sea ice conditions recently. Lori Townsend reports.  Go to full article

North Country deer hunt up, bear hunt down

After three years of decline, state environment officials say the 2006 deer harvest was up slightly. Hunters killed nearly 190,000 deer across New York state. As Brian Mann reports, biologists found no new cases of chronic wasting disease.  Go to full article
Bear canister. (photo: Wildlife Conservation Society)
Bear canister. (photo: Wildlife Conservation Society)

New High Peaks Rule Requires Bear-proof Containers

A new regulation that will require the use of bear-proof food containers in part of the Adirondack High Peaks region took effect yesterday. Ed Reed, wildlife biologist with the Department of Environmental Conservation in Ray Brook, says the rule is meant to reduce the potential for negative encounters between bears and people. He spoke with Chris Knight.  Go to full article

Bear Canister Rule Proposed for High Peaks

New York state wants overnight campers to carry bear-resistant canisters in the eastern High Peaks. Martha Foley has more.  Go to full article
Problem bruins trouble Adirondacks
Problem bruins trouble Adirondacks

"Problem" Bears Hunted After Camper Injured in Attack

State officials are hunting a pair of rogue black bears in a popular camping area in the eastern High Peaks. The decision to kill the animals follows an attack last week that left a Montreal woman lightly injured. Brian Mann has our story.  Go to full article

Black Bear Woes in Blue Mountain Lake

At least one very aggressive black bear has been plaguing the residents of Blue Mountain Lake. The Department of Environmental Conservation has confirmed reports that the animal has broken into several homes in search of food. The bear reportedly ate a goat owned by a local and has also been seen in popular campgrounds. With the busy holiday weekend underway, DEC spokesman Mike Frazier says state officials will try to trap the animal and move it out of the area. In the meantime, Frazier has some advice for people who want to keep bears away from their door.  Go to full article

A Bear in My Kitchen: Conversation with Blue Mt. Lake Resident Betsy Folwell

Betsy Folwell, editor in large at Adirondack Life magazine, and a long-time resident of Blue Mt. Lake, says this year's bear trouble has been the worst she's seen. Folwell spoke with Martha Foley.  Go to full article

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