Vermonters are having more and more contact with black bears.
Backyard sightings are up. There are more bears and more people living in their habitat. The state is encouraging people to take up bear hunting. Vermont Fish and Wildlife is hosting a free seminar next month in St. Johnsbury to get people interested in the sport.
John Pellegrini is helping run that seminar. He's a hunter educator with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department.
Bear Hunting Seminar: "Getting Started in Bear Hunting" -- St. Johnsbury, Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Contact John Pellegrini at 802-272-2909 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name, address and a daytime phone number in the message.