Trapping and moving aggressive bears in Vermont | Black bear

Trapping and moving aggressive bears

Contact your state wildlife agency before initiating any bear trapping activity.  Policy and practice concerning the release of potentially aggressive bears varies by state and agency.  In many states, due to legal and technical considerations, trapping, immobilization and removal of bears must be done only by trained, experienced professionals.  Relocation and release of bears is both time consuming and expensive. Bears should be released at least 50-100 miles from the capture site to minimize return to the area.

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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