game inland fisheriesBear road kills in Virginia are increasing as the animals cross highways looking for food. According to the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries 58 bears have been killed along the state’s roadways this year. That’s up from 38 in both 2009 and 2011. Experts say that an acorn shortage has prompted bears to venture farther into human populated areas. Bear sightings also have been more frequent in recent years.