• bears May 14

    Bear Sightings Ramping Up In Connecticut

    Black bears in Connecticut have been waking up from hibernation for about two months now, but bear sightings and activity really start to pick up this time of the year. Just this morning, Suffield resident Alex Fraser saw a black bear taking a stroll through the neighborhood. “I noticed a bear coming up from our fields that are behind our…

  • Connecticut Wildlife Dec 31, 2019

    Connecticut's Bobcat Population Flourishing

    Legally protected from hunting and trapping since 1972, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection now estimates the statewide bobcat population has grown to almost 1,500 across all eight counties.

  • Connecticut Wildlife Dec 24, 2019

    Connecticut's Bobcat Population Flourishing

    After nearly being hunted to extinction in Connecticut, bobcats are making a big comeback. Legally protected from hunting and trapping since 1972, Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection now estimates the statewide bobcat population has grown to almost 1,500 across all eight counties. “We have sightings of bobcats in every town in the state,” said Jason Hawley, a wildlife…

  • Connecticut Wildlife Dec 23, 2019

    Bobcat Release

    A slow-motion view as researchers release a bobcat back into the wild.

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