It’s not just back east. In CO, a neighbor of ours kept having repeat visits by a bear, each one more brazen than the last. Dept Wildlife shrugged their shoulders when the guy called to ask for assistance.
After the bear followed them into the home, the guy shot him. Called DOW and they were out in 30 minutes. The guy narrowly escaped being charged because DOW said the bear was running away when he shot it. I think if he hadn’t called the DOW on that earlier incident he would’ve been in some real trouble.
So, he scared the bear and shot it in the back when there was no danger, they say. And now with the new CO law, they'll limit the size of the magazines he gets to use against bears (or Homo-primates) in the confines of his own home.