Maynard Police Department

A Message from Mass Wildlife Regarding Recent Bear Sightings

Recent sightings of a bear in the Acton/Sudbury/Concord area have garnered public and media attention. Black bears are expanding their range into eastern Massachusetts and we have found that communities unfamiliar with bears will face excitement, concern, and questions from citizens, media, and municipal officials when a bear is seen in town. The presence of a bear is not a public safety threat.

WHEN A BEAR IS SEEN: