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Weathersfield Weekly Blog March 27 edition

VTF&W Says Bears Becoming Active—It’s Time to Take Down Bird Feeders The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department says warm spring weather and melting snows will cause bears to come out of their winter dens in search of food. The department recommends taking down bird feeders and keeping them stored until December, to avoid attracting bears. “Although we typically recommend taking down bird feeders by April 1, we are asking Vermonters to take them down early this year,” said Jaclyn Comeau, the department’s bear biologist. The department is already receiving bear reports as of March 7, and encourages Vermonters who experience a conflict with bears to submit a report through the Living with Black Bears web page. The warmer temperatures predicted now will stimulate more bears to emerge from their dens to seek any food sources they can smell. “Preventing bears from having access to human-related foods, such as bird seed, is key to successful coexistence,” Comeau added. Bird feeders ar

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