- Associated Press - Saturday, September 10, 2016

SEARSBURG, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Department of Fish and Wildlife is urging bear hunters to spare any bears they spot with radio collars and yellow ear tags.

About a dozen bears were collared as part of an ongoing study on the effects of a proposed wind energy development within Green Mountain National Forest in the towns of Searsburg and Readsboro.

The bear study is designed to determine how the construction and operation of the wind turbines affects local bear populations. The wind energy proposal is the first located in a national forest and the study will help inform future wind energy developments proposed in bear habitat.

Collared bears may be found in the towns of Wilmington, Whitingham, Searsburg, Readsboro, Stamford, Woodford, Bennington, and Pownal, although bears could disperse into surrounding towns.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide