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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Bear Activity: September 19 to September 25, 2014

There have been a few reports of aggressive bull elk. Be aware the elk rut is in full swing and bulls can be aggressive at this time. Give them space and do not approach. No grizzly bears were reported this week in the valley, however, 2 grizzly bear cubs were struck and killed near Dead Mans Flats but on the south side of the Trans Canada highway. The sow is likely still in the area (Wind Valley Zone). Black bears were reported in the YMCA, TSR South, Rundleview, South Canmore, Yamnuska, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Canmore Nordic Centre, and Wind Valley Zones. Please be vigilant at all times and carry bear spray. Make noise and let bears know you are coming. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

Bear Activity: September 12 to September 18, 2014

It has been a busy week in the valley with numerous reports of black bears in residential areas. Many of these conflicts have been associated with ornamental fruit trees – namely apple trees. Two bears have had to be tranquilized and relocated. Please assist us with reducing these types of conflicts by picking the fruit from the trees asap. Consider replacing these trees with other types of trees that produce beautiful flowers in the spring but do not produce fruit (see: www.wildsmart.ca/recommended-plants-for-landscaping.htm ). Grizzly bears were reported this week in the Wind Valley and Bow Flats Zones. Black bears were reported in the YMCA, Lac des Arc, Quarry/Grassi Lakes, TSR South, Harvie Heights/Benchlands, Rundleview, Silvvertip, and Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace Zones. Please be vigilant at all times and carry bear spray. Make noise and let bears know you are coming. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.

Bear Activity: September 5 to September 11, 2014

With the recent and hopefully shortlived bout of winter bear activity reports have been relatively high this past week. Multiple reports of black bears in apple trees have been received. These attractants can readily be removed either thru removal of the tree or timely removal of the fruit. Please help us by picking the fruit from your trees and considering replacing these trees with other types of trees that produce beautiful flowers in the spring but do not produce fruit (see: www.wildsmart.ca/recommended-plants-for-landscaping.htm ). No grizzly bears were reported this week. Black bears were reported in the Exshaw, YMCA, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Lac des Arc, Quarry/Grassi Lakes, TSR South, Harvie Heights/Benchlands, Alpine Club, TSR Resort, Rundleview, and Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace Zones.

Bear Activity: August 30 to September 4, 2014

Chokecherry and dogwood berries are abundant this time of year in the valley bottoms along the Bow River. Expect heightened bear activity in areas along the river. Ornamental fruit trees are going to have ripening fruit on them this time of year. Please help us by picking the fruit from your trees and considering replacing these trees with other types of trees that produce beautiful flowers in the spring but do not produce fruit (see: www.wildsmart.ca/recommended-plants-for-landscaping.htm ). Grizzly bears were reported in the Heart Creek and Rundleview Zones although these reports may have been of brown coloured black bears. There have been numerous reports of black bears in the valley this past week. Black bears were reported in the Exshaw, YMCA, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Lac des Arc, Bow Flats, Dead Man Flats, Silvertip, Yamnuska, Grassi Corridor, Quarry/Grassi Lakes, TSR South and Bow River Zones. Please be vigilant at all times and carry bear spray. Make noise and let bears know you are coming. Maps indicating the zone locations referenced in these bear summary reports can be viewed via the following link: www.wildsmart.ca/news/zones-reference-maps/.






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