Mammals

Vermonters are Seeing Increased Bear Conflicts with Late Spring

03 May 2018

Black bears have arisen from their winter slumber and are once again roaming the landscape looking for food. The late spring is delaying the growth of bears’ natural food sources, which is likely contributing to a rise in bear-human conflicts this year according to Vermont Fish & Wildlife bear biologist Forrest Hammond.

Safe Composting in Bear Country

12 July 2018

Bears in Vermont are thinking ahead to winter and, looking to fatten up, are currently in search of easy calories. Compost can become a bear attractant – as with trash bins, bird feeders, and pet food – if not properly managed.

Help Keep Vermont’s Bears Wild

11 June 2018

Conflicts between people and Vermont’s healthy bear population are becoming more common and Vermont State Game Wardens and biologists have been busy fielding calls from the public. Reports of bears frequenting human areas have been on the rise this summer.

Got Bats?

little brown bat

Vermont’s bats are in trouble. By learning to live with bats you can help with their long-term conservation.

Vermont is home to nine bat species. Five are listed as either threatened or endangered. Below you’ll find the answers to the frequently asked questions about why bats are in trouble, how to safely live with them, and what you can do to help.

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Mammals: American Marten

Mammals: Beaver

Mammals: Black Bear

Mammals: Eastern Bobcat

Mammals: Eastern Chipmunk

Mammals: Eastern Cottontail

Mammals: Eastern Coyote

Mammals: Fisher

Mammals: Gray Fox

Mammals: Gray Squirrel

Mammals: Little Brown Bat

Mammals: Long-Tailed Weasel

Mammals: Mink

Mammals: Moose

Mammals: Muskrat

Mammals: Porcupine

Mammals: Raccoon

Mammals: Red Fox

Mammals: River Otter

Mammals: Short-Tailed Weasel

Mammals: Snowshoe Hare

Mammals: Striped Skunk

Mammals: Virginia Opossum

Mammals: White-Tailed Deer

Mammals: Woodchuck

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Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife
Commissioner Louis Porter

1 National Life Drive
Fish & Wildlife LogoDewey Building
Montpelier, VT 05620-3208
802-828-1000
fwinformation@vermont.gov

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