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Bear Alert!
What YOU can do to help the active bear (and her cub?) in the Duxbury Road vicinity move on:

  • The most effective way of addressing the problem is to get rid of ANY smells of food (e.g., trash, compost, feeders).
  • If you can’t physically get rid of the food, pour liquid ammonia over it to neutralize the smell and make it unappealing.
  • Do NOT burn scented candles, including in your house.
  • Trapping the bear is NOT an option.  A bear’s range is too large for relocation to be effective in Vermont.  The bear would just return.
  • It is next to impossible to trap a sow and a cub at the same time.  They cannot relocate a sow because the cub would be unable to survive.
  • Game wardens can and will take more aggressive action if a bear enters an occupied home.  If a bear enters a house, contact the game warden immediately.
  • Contact numbers for State Police Dispatch:  802-229-9191 or 802-878-7111.
Bottom line, there is not much that the game wardens can do at this time.  You can remove the bears’ food source and they will loose interest.  The bears will be moving as soon as food sources are available in less populated areas.

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The town of Bolton is located in the western foothills of the Green Mountains, on the eastern edge of the Lake Champlain Valley. The Winooski River bisects the town from east to west, as does Interstate 89, the New England Central Railway and U.S. Route 2.  Chartered in June 1763, Bolton is a small rural municipality that prides itself on many unique aspects: we are a tight-knit community with acres of forested land bisected by recreational trails, majestic ridge lines, rugged rocky outcrops, and valley-bottom cropland, all tucked in between working landscapes and our beloved Green Mountains.