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Encountering Black Bears

While out on LRCT properties, you may come across wildlife including black bears. It’s important to remember to remain cautious and respectful of their space. Here are a few tips to help protect yourself and the bears.

  • Never Feed Bears – Intentionally feeding bears is illegal in NH because it conditions them to approach humans.

  • Leash and Control Your Pet – Uncontrolled pets antagonize bears.

  • Respect a bear’s space – Never approach a bear to take pictures. A bear may perceive your advance as a threat.

  • If you encounter a bear – Remain standing. Back away slowly, speaking in a calm voice. Don’t run or climb trees.

To learn more about black bears, visit the NH Fish and Game website.