Say What?!: Death by Chocolate – A Problem for Bears in New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE – New Hampshire wildlife officials are drawing up a proposal to curb the use of chocolate as bait by hunters seeking to draw black bears out of the woods after four of the wild animals were found dead at a trapping site from an overdose of the treat.

Bears find sweets irresistible during the autumn hunting season and eat voraciously to build fat stores for winter hibernation, said Kent Gustafson, the Wildlife Program Supervisor for the state’s fish and game department.

“Given the circumstances, we certainly don’t want to see something like this happen again,” Gustafson said. “I expect we will have a proposal to deal with this sometime next month.”

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