Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations
Join as a $13-a-month sustainer and get the retro NHPR t-shirt!
NH News
News from everywhere *but* Central New Hampshire.

Mother Bear is Back in Hanover ... But Not for Long

Courtesy Sarah Lindberg
A bear sticks its head out of a dumpster in Hanover last spring.

New Hampshire wildlife officials have a new plan for a bear in Hanover that gave local and state officials the run-around last year.   


The bear—mother to three yearlings last year and four new cubs this winter—has gotten accustomed to aggressively searching homes and dumpsters for food


The Fish and Game Department eventually decided last spring to kill her. But, following public outcry, Governor Chris Sununu stepped in. He ordered that the bear and her offspring be relocated to the North Country instead.  


The mother bear, though, evaded capture. And now she’s back.


Fish and Game officials plan to relocate her later this season when spring conditions have improved. But in the meantime, they’ve been able to tag her with a radio collar so they can track her and find her more easily when it’s time to make the move. 

Related Content