- A black bear walks across the ground in Lyme on Aug. 1, 2007.AP file
By DAVID BROOKSMonitor staffPublished: 9/1/2021 4:37:08 PM
Bear hunting season began Wednesday in New Hampshire, the beginning of a four-month stretch of the year’s most popular hunting seasons, leading up to rifle season for white-tailed deer in late November.
New Hampshire Fish and Game is cautioning hunters that the pandemic-fueled interest in outdoor recreation means more people are in the woods these days.
“It is more important than ever to be absolutely sure of your target and what lies beyond it. Hunters are strongly encouraged to maximize pre-season scouting and be prepared with backup locations if their desired spot is busy with other outdoor enthusiasts during the 2021 black bear season,” the department said in a statement about the opening of the season.https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.478.1_en.html#goog_476829714https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.478.1_en.html#goog_1400137971https://imasdk.googleapis.com/js/core/bridge3.478.1_en.html#goog_2007776401
Hunting accidents are rare in New Hampshire…