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“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” – (Dealing with Problem Black Bears)

“Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” – (Dealing with Problem Black Bears)

With the onset of summer and fall, we will once again see an increase in the number of bear problems for homeowners in the Hudson Valley. Over the last few decades, the black bear population has increased in our region, and bear/human conflicts have become more common as the human population expands into rural areas. Currently the […]

Where Did They All Go ?…Black Bear Winter Denning

Where Did They All Go ?…Black Bear Winter Denning

After regularly seeing bears throughout most of the year, black bears in our area are missing from the landscape during the winter months. Black bears have entered their winter dens to avoid the rigors of winter and will spend several months hidden in seclusion and for some, giving birth to a new generation of cubs. Generally […]

New York Catskill Black Bears

New York Catskill Black Bears

“They’re Back and They’re Hungry” By DHenry Black bears in the Catskill Region are leaving their winter dens; some of the males have been out and about for a couple of weeks.  Interestingly, black bears are not considered to be true hibernators like many smaller mammals, but rather spend the winter in a less dormant […]