A property owner in Tamworth, New Hampshire shot and killed three bear cubs on Wednesday for going after his beehive for honey. It’s as if the mother of the bear and her cubs have knowledge of what belongs to whom. Not understanding that, the cubs tragically paid with their lives.
According to the Concord Monitor, the bear cubs had been going after his chickens and beehive for days. New Hampshire state law allows a person to kill wild animals on their property if they are damaging crops or domestic animals. According to New Hampshire Fish and Game information, however the state will provide property owners with appropriate fencing and other preventive measures to keep the bears from becoming nuisances and putting their lives at risk.
September 1 marked the beginning of bear hunting season in New Hampshire – the department refers to hunting as “bear management.”
“Bears may be hunted over bait, by stalking or with hounds. The statewide bear population has experienced modest growth over the past two decades and is at approximately 6,100 animals. The population is strong throughout the state and abundant hunting opportunities exist in most areas.”
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