What’s luring so many bears in New Hampshire?

The vast majority of calls the Fish and Game Department receives about bears in New Hampshire are triggered by three key issues: garbage, bird feeders, and chickens. 

Click through the menu on the map below to see other things that have attracted bears in recent years, prompting complaints to the department.

Click here to return to Britta Greene’s story at NHPR.org.

Data courtesy of New Hampshire Fish and Game, covering the four-year period 2014-2017.