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Monthly Archives: June 2010

Bear Activity: June 18 to 24, 2010

There has been grizzly activity in Harvie Heights West, Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, Canmore Nordic Centre, TSR South and Wind Valley Zones this week. Black bears were reported in Canmore Nordic Centre, Georgetown, South Canmore, Silvertip, Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace, TSR Resort, Bow Flats, Deadmans Flats, Exshaw, and YMCA Zones this week.

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It appears the spring/summer season is behind by 2- 3 weeks. Please continue to expect to encounter ungulates, particularly elk and deer, with newborn calves. Over the past few weeks, we have been receiving reports of aggressive encounters with elk and of orphaned or injured deer fawns. Give these animals space as they can be quite protective of their young, and may perceive you to be a threat. Newborns will spend much time alone in their early days and will appear lifeless in order to avoid detection by predators. Hence, the well-meaning reports received by the public that a fawn has been ‘orphaned’ or is injured. Please do not touch or approach these calves, as they have likely been left alone while their mother continues to feed nearby. Off leash dogs can easily kill newborn calves. Please keep your dogs on a leash.
Birds are also still nesting at this time. Off-leash or free-ranging cats are responsible for a large portion of young bird mortality. Please keep your cats indoors.
Incidents of deer and elk mortality on the highways have been occurring on a regular basis throughout the Bow Valley. Obey speed limits and watch for wildlife on the roads.

Bear Activity: June 11 to 17, 2010

There has been grizzly activity in Harvie Heights West, Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, Exshaw, Canmore Nordic Centre, Georgetown, Stewart Creek, and Wind Valley Zones this week. Black bears were reported in Harvie Heights West, Harvie Heights, Silvertip, Canmore Nordic Centre, Rundleview, Bow Flats, Silvertip, Alpine Club, Lac Des Arcs, Heart Creek, Wind Valley and YMCA Zones this week.

Bear Activity: June 4 to 10, 2010

There has been grizzly activity in Stewart Creek, TSR South and Wind Valley Zones this week. Black bears were reported in Canmore Nordic Centre, North Canmore, South Canmore, South Industrial, Rundleview, TSR Resort, Bow Flats, Silvertip, Alpine Club, Lac Des Arcs, Bow Valley Provincial Park and YMCA Zones this week.

Bear Activity: May 28 to June 3, 2010

There has been grizzly activity in Stewart Creek and Wind Valley Zones this week. Black bears were reported in, Canmore Nordic Centre, South Industrial, Grassi Corridor, Rundleview, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, TSR Resort, TSR South, Bow Flats, Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace, Alpine Club, Exshaw, Bow Valley Provincial Park, YMCA and Yamnuska Zones this week.






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