Black Bears are becoming increasingly common in Massachusetts and are moving further to the east. Click on the links below to learn more about Black Bears and to see MassWildlife’s recommendations for avoiding conflicts with bears. Bear facts and resources, as well as information about hunting are also available.
More on Black Bears
- Black Bear Frequently Asked Questions
- About Black Bears
General description, life history, behavior, and more.
- Black Bear Hunting
Regulations, season dates, permits, harvest data, and more.
- Living with Bears
Two-page printable pdf containing bear information and tips.
- Black Bear Resources
Links to popular websites about black bears.
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