Officials say bears are active earlier than usual, take precautions

A bear sniffs around a bird feeder on a deck in Dover. File photo

By Lauren Harkawik
DEERFIELD VALLEY - State officials are warning of earlier-than-usual bear activity throughout the state. Locally, bears have been showing up looking for bird seed, food, and garbage weeks before the norm.
Previously, Vermonters have been told that they can keep their bird feeders up until March 31, after which they should become “bear aware” and keep their yards clear of bird feeders and other bear attractants, such as garbage. Officials are now saying Vermonters should move that date up. 

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