Euthanizing problem bears in Vermont | Black bear

Euthanizing problem bears

Wildlife agencies only euthanize bears that pose a serious and significant threat to public safety. Such bears usually have a history of aggressive or bold behavior around people, pets, or livestock. Euthanizing a problem bear should only be done by trained, experienced professionals.

Laws and regulations to be aware of

While we attempt to provide guidance about state and federal regulations pertaining to specific species and control techniques, we do not provide information about local jurisdictions (city, town, county, etc.) where regulations may be more restrictive, especially as it applies to discharge of firearms, transport of animals or use of trapping equipment. Contact your local city or county government to inquire further. No guarantee is made that information (or lack of information) associated with a species or control technique is completely accurate or current. You should become familiar with federal, state and local laws before beginning any wildlife control activities.

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