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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Bear Activity: October 24 to October 30, 2014

Bear activity appears to be really slowing down in the valley. The only bear reported this past week was a black bear in the TSR Resort Zone. No grizzly bear reports were received. There has been some indication that a couple of our collared bears have entered dens. There are bears still out, however, and will be for a couple more weeks. It also continues to be hunting season in some parts of the Bow Valley – and there may be the remains of succcessfully killed animals in the forested areas around Canmore and the Hamlets within the MD of Bighorn. Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. 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: October 17 to October 23, 2014

There were only 2 bear reports this past week. A grizzly bear was reported in the Silvertip Zone and a black bear was reported on the Stewart Ck golf course in the TSR South Zone. Despite the low number of reports, we are still several weeks away from bears entering dens for the winter. It also continues to be hunting season in some parts of the Bow Valley – and there may be the remains of succcessfully killed animals in the forested areas around Canmore and the Hamlets within the MD of Bighorn. Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. 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: October 10 to October 16, 2014

Reported bears sightings have been very low this week. We are still several weeks away, however, from bears entering dens for the winter. It also continues to be hunting season in some parts of the Bow Valley – and there may be the remains of succcessfully killed animals in the forested areas around Canmore and the Hamlets within the MD of Bighorn. There was one report of a grizzly bear in the Silvertip Zone. The only black bear activity was reported in the TSR South, Rundleview, and Bow Valley Provincial Park Zones. There have also been cougar reports in the YMCA and Gap Hill Zones. Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. 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: October 3 to October 9, 2014

There were fewer bears reports this past week but please continue to be vigilant. We are still several weeks away from bears entering dens for the winter. It also continues to be hunting season – and there may be the remains of succcessfully killed animals in the forested areas around Canmore and the Hamlets within the MD of Bighorn. There was one report of a grizzly bear sow and cubs in the Bow des Arc Zone. Black bear activity was reported in the Canmore Nordic Centre, South Canmore, TSR Resort, YMCA , Quarry/Grassi Lk, and Grassi Corridor Zones. Don’t forget to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. 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 26 to October 2, 2014

Bears continue to be active in the valley. We are seeing daily activity within many developed areas. The attracant of choice seems to be ornamental fruit trees. With this in mind – if you are able to remove these attractants bears will revert back to normal feeding patterns outside of developed areas. Keep in mind that it is also hunting season – and there may be the remains of succcessfully killed animals in the forested areas around Canmore and the Hamlets within the MD of Bighorn. Grizzly bear activity was reported in Deadmans Flats and TSR Resort this week. Black bear activity was reported in Canmore Nordic Centre, Rundleview, South Canmore, TSR Resort, TSR South, Exshaw, YMCA and Bow Valley Prov Park Zones. Don’t forget to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. The active bear season will likely continue through the month of October. 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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