Question by  jbus07 (24)

Are bears a problem for Vermont campers?

I'd like to avoid bears if possible.


Answer by  DtheM1 (1150)

Bears can definitely be a problem when camping in Vermont. When you set up camp, have a separate location for sleeping, cooking and eating, and food.


Answer by  bryama (23)

While bears are a legitimate concerns for ALL campers, not just Vermont campers, a little preparation and proper camping technique will minimize risks. Most importantly is to NEVER keep food scraps around your camping area, as it will attract foraging bears. Stay on marked trails you'll be safe.


Answer by  vfisher (345)

Bears are not a huge problem for Vermont campers. As long as campers follow safety procautions when camping then one would not have a problem.


Answer by  gcmeyer2 (787)

Here are some camping tips to avoid bears. Always make sure you put your food in the car at night and don't have trash around at night. Good luck.


Answer by  dewittwhitley (213)

It depends when and where you go in Vermont. Black bears are populated all over Vermont. It's been speculated that there are more than 4,000 bears in Vermont. Spring is when most bears are spotted.


Answer by  dlraska (460)

Bear problems for Vermont campers are rare to nonexistent. Campers should take precautions when camping in any campground. So if you take these precautions then you should have no poblem.


Answer by  Ben80 (288)

While there are bears in Vermont, you can usually stay clear by staying on the trails and by keeping your food up and getting rid of your garbage.


Answer by  SallyJ64 (3121)

Black bears are around in Vermont. Keep your food in air tight containers and never get between an momma bear and her cubs. Otherwise, bears should not be a huge problem.

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