Black Bears in Massachusetts

Black bears are becoming increasingly common in Massachusetts and are moving further to the east.

As fascinating as black bears are, on occasion they can cause problems for people. With the increasing number of bears found in many areas of Massachusetts, it is important for residents to brush up on their bear knowledge. Learn how to avoid conflicts by making sure your property and neighborhood are not attracting black bears.

Be Bear Aware

Most of Massachusetts is bear country. Black bears are common in western and central Massachusetts and expanding their range eastward. Learn how you and your neighbors can take steps to prevent negative encounters with bears.

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