Conflicts between bears, humans spike in New Hampshire
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New Hampshire saw a surge in conflicts between bears and humans this past year, as a shortage of food drove the animals to raid bird feeders and garbage dumps more frequently.
The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department’s Bear Project Leader Andrew Timmons said Monday that there were around 800 reports of bear-human conflicts in 2018 compared to only 410 for 2017. There also was an increase in bear killings by the state and residents, both of which are legal.