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Black Bear Incident Report
This form is intended for Vermont reports of bear incidents.
Bear incidents may include:
property damage by bears
visits to birdfeeders, compost bins or garbage
bears on porches or decks
damage to beehives, corn or other crops
bears in campgrounds
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Date and Location
Date and Approximate Time of Incident:
Town where Incident Occurred:
After selecting a town in the question above, please click on the map below at the location where the animal was seen.
Click the Map to indicate location.
Location or 911 address if residence:
If this incident occurred in a Vermont State Park, please indicate which one:
Female with Cubs
Is this report being filed as a safety concern for yourself or your family, or as a general sighting with no damage?
Concern for Self or Family:
General Sighting / No Damage:
Type of Damage
Chickens or Chicken Coop Damage
Type of Nuisance
Warden or Biologist's name:
Has this happened before?
Did you contact Fish and Wildlife at the time?
Do you want fish and wildlife to contact you on this report?
Please describe the bear's behavior:
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