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Black Bear Sighting Report Form

If you have seen a black bear in Connecticut, you can use the form below to report your sighting to the DEEP's Wildlife Division. If you need immediate assistance concerning a black bear, you should call the DEEP's 24-hour hotline at 860-424-3333.


Connecticut Wildlife Division
Black Bear Report Form

Use the tab key to move between fields. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) must be filled in. Before submitting the report, please check your entries and select "Yes" to indicate that your report is complete. Black Bear Illustration
Date of Observation*      Time of Observation 
Town where bear was observed *
Exact location* 
(Street Address, closest intersection, or landmark)
How many bears did you see?
Did the bear have ear tags?    Yes     No      Not Sure
If you saw ear tags, briefly describe the color and
any numbers/letters you could see on the tags.
Additional Comments 
Please tell us how we can contact you if we need additional information.

Report Complete?*        

                * Fields must be filled in.

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  1. Print this page, fill it out and mail it to:

Connecticut Wildlife Division
Sessions Woods WMA
P.O. Box 1550
Burlington, CT 06013-1550

  1. Or, call the Wildlife Division by phone at: 860-424-3011, between the hours of 8:30am and 4:30pm, Monday-Friday.

79 Elm Street, Hartford, CT 06106-5127 / Phone: 860-424-3000
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