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Massachusetts Black Bear Population Rising 8% Per Year

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BOSTON (CBS) – If it seems like there are more black bears wandering into suburban neighborhoods in central and eastern areas of Massachusetts this year, it’s because there are.

The state’s bear population has been rising 8% per year since the 1970′s.

The young male bears are striking out on their own, while the older male bears are out looking for love.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones asked bear biologist Laura Conley of the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife what’s going on:

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