Learn about Vermont’s black bears in Middlebury on Aug. 1

News Release -- Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department July 20, 2018 Media Contacts: Tom Rogers, 802-377-2628; Forrest Hammond 802-777-7493 MIDDLEBURY, Vt. – Vermonters of all ages are invited to attend a presentation about Vermont’s black bears at the Middlebury Town Offices on Wednesday, August 1 at 6:00 p.m. Vermont Fish & Wildlife bear biologist Forrest […]


Tips for safe composting in bear country

News Release -- Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department July 12, 2018 Media Contacts: Forrest Hammond 802-885-8832 Josh Kelly 802-522-5897 Safe Composting in Bear Country Even suburban residents should avoid attracting bears MONTPELIER, Vt. – Bears in Vermont are thinking ahead to winter and, looking to fatten up, are currently in search of easy calories. Compost […]


Fish and Wildlife releases young bears

News Release -- Vermont Fish and Wildlife June 13, 2017 Media Contacts: Forrest Hammond 802-777-7493 Scott Darling 802-777-1732 VT Fish and Wildlife Releases Young Bears Back to Wild PLYMOUTH, Vt. – The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department successfully released several young orphaned bears back into the wild after a short stay with a wildlife rehabilitator. […]


Dog killed in bear attack in Wilmington

(This story by Chris Mays was published in the Brattleboro Reformer on June 5, 2017.) WILMINGTON — Vermont Senior Game Warden Rich Watkin says a small dog was killed early Wednesday morning by a bear. “I believe it was very much circumstantial, but tragic all the same,” said Watkin. The incident occurred near Chimney Hill […]