Bill Hyatt

This bear was seen in Ridgewood, N.J., on Sept. 30, 2014. (credit: Stephanie Soyka)

With Bear Population On The Rise, Connecticut Officials Offer Safety Tips

Bill Hyatt, who heads the state Bureau of Natural Resources, said because of the animals’ growing numbers, it’s likely bears might turn up in backyards or on picnic grounds.


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Conn. Wildlife Officials Mull Bear Hunt Lottery

Connecticut wildlife officials are drafting plans for a bear hunt lottery that would decide who gets to kill a limited number of bears.