By Rebecca Andre on Tuesday, Jun. 14, 2016 - 4:59 pm
Above: A black bear in the Catskills. Photo by Rebecca Andre. Spring in the Catskills is a breathtaking season of roaring waterfalls, eagles taking flight and pastures covered in blooming wildflowers—and, thanks to our resident black bear population, of... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015 - 8:54 am
Above: Video footage of Tuesday's bear rescue, shot by DEC Conservation Officer Anthony Glorioso's body camera. Officer Anthony Glorioso of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has pulled off another daring Catskills bear cub rescue... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Monday, Apr. 13, 2015 - 4:48 pm
Bear hunters in New York's Southern Zone killed a record 1,110 bears in 2014, according to harvest figures that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation released on Monday, April 13. That's 12 percent more than the previous record of... Read more
By Laney Salisbury on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015 - 12:22 pm
Above: A bear snacks on birdseed after smashing a bird feeder at a home in Andes in 2006. Photo by Peter Possenti (using a telephoto lens.) Used with permission.  The spot Tim Meservey found at the base of a tree early one Saturday morning in September ... Read more
By Katherine Speller on Wednesday, May. 28, 2014 - 2:55 pm
Above:  The young black bear climbed a tree outside a campus residence hall before DEC officials were able to tranquilize it and send it home. Photo Courtesy of SUNY New Paltz University Police.  A black bear — roughly one year old and the size of a large... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Thursday, Jul. 25, 2013 - 8:18 pm
A Cairo man was recently charged with off-season poaching for shooting a 150-pound black bear near his house on May 29, according to officials from the Department of Environmental Conservation.  Joseph Budz, 40, admitted to shooting the bear, and agreed... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Monday, Jun. 17, 2013 - 2:35 pm
A 66-year-old Roxbury man was recently arrested on bear poaching charges, after allegedly shooting and killing a bear across the street from his house.  On May 26, according to a statement from the New York State Department of Conservation (DEC), Roxbury... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 - 11:59 am
Enough with the bears, you say? I couldn't resist: We got this fantastic bear video from Michael DiBenedetto today in which a black bear outsmarts a bear-proof bird feeder by implementing the mechanics of pulleys. Really. Proof positive that humans aren'... Read more
By Julia Reischel on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012 - 4:50 pm
Watershed Post readers sure have seen a lot of bears. We've featured two posts with reader-submitted bear photos so far this month, and more just keep coming in. Here are the latest. Below, a photo by Brian Albanese, taken by his "stealth cam" on... Read more
By Lissa Harris on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2012 - 1:37 pm
Above: A photo of a bear taken by a trail cam in Margaretville. Courtesy of Adam Varsano. Last week, we urged you to send us your bear photos -- and did you ever. Thanks to Adam Varsano, whose furry subject appears to have noticed that his cover has been... Read more


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