Birds and bears? It's a "what's happening in Nature?" kind of month! Join us for a virtual wildlife presentation with a NH Fish and Game Wildlife Steward on the Black Bear in New Hampshire.
The Black Bear is one of New Hampshire’s largest and most majestic mammals. The sight of the state’s only bear species in the wild often remains a treasured memory. The presence of the Black Bear in modern New Hampshire is a wildlife restoration success story. In the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries the Black Bear was reviled as a varmint to farmers and civilized life. Aggressive land clearing, having a bounty on them, and no regulations for hunting, depleted their numbers to 500 by 1900. The combination of science based wildlife management, research and carefully regulated hunting has allowed the state’s bear population to grow to nearly 5000 animals just in the past decade. Now they can be found in all counties of New Hampshire. Come and hear the story of the Black Bear coming back from the edge of being lost to New Hampshire.