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A common misconception is that a tagged bear is a problem bear, and a bear with two ear tags was caught on two different occasions because it was causing problems. Actually, every bear receives two ear tags (one in each ear) the first time it is handled by DEEP. Most tagged bears have not been caught as problem bears, but rather as part of a project researching the state’s population. Photo be Paul J. Fusco/DEEP Wildlife Division

DEEP Reminds Residents to Be Bear Aware

Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) reminds residents to take steps to reduce contact and potential conflicts with black bears. These steps are increasingly important because Connecticut’s bear population continues to grow...

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General Firearms Deer Season Begins

Press release from the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection DEEP Reminds Outdoor Enthusiasts to Be Safe Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) issued a safety reminder for outdoor enthusiasts as...

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July 4th Safety Tips

Connecticut DEEP Press Release As July 4th Weekend Approaches DEEP Recommends How to be Safe on Land and Sea   With the July 4th holiday weekend upon us, the 2015 summer outdoor recreation season is in...

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Tips for Safe Bicycle Riding

It’s that time of year again. The sun is warmer and out longer in the evenings. The streets are finally being cleaned of their winter salts and sands. The afternoon is just calling for...

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How Not To Die Outside

Spring is finally coming! Or at least that’s what they keep saying… So with that in mind we’ve gone ahead and gathered up some tips to keep you from meeting your maker prematurely. Hikers...

Winter Hiking: 4 Things to Consider

Last day of winter March 2012, Mt. Monadnock summit, N.H. By guest bloggers the Rice family Winter officially arrived here in the Northeast on December 21st and with that a BIG change in the...