Hanover Bears: A Timeline

On May 23, 2017, New Hampshire wildlife officials announced a plan to euthanize a mother bear and three cubs following increasingly brazen behavior in Hanover neighborhoods near Dartmouth College.

This timeline put the decision, which provoked public outcry, into context by tracking several events before the announcement, including months of warnings for residents to secure bear attractants. As events continued to unfold, ultimately leading to the governor’s intervention, the timeline helped readers follow the developments. Click here to view.

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