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Bear Activity: October 30 to Nov 5, 2015

As bears are now moving into their dens in the Bow Valley , this will be the last bear report for the season. They may still be a few bears out, grizzly bears in particular, so please continue to be vigilant and consider carrying bear spray when out on the trails this winter. It is also very effective with other wildlife such as cougars and coyotes. We look forward to starting the weekly bear reports again in the spring of 2016.

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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Bear Activity: October 23 to 29, 2015

There was a single black bear sighting this week in Bow Valley Provincial Park. A grizzly bear was reported at the Canmore Nordic Centre. While sightings are less frequentsome bears are still active , particulalry grizzly bears. Hunting season continues in the Bow Valley, so be aware of animal remains left from successful hunts that could attract bears and other scavenging animals like cougars, wolves and coyotes.

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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Bear Activity: October 16 to 22, 2015

There was a single black bear sighting this week in Bow Valley Provincial Park. Bear sightings are less frequent now as black bears start to think about heading for dens. Grizzly bears are still active , many of them higher up in sub alpine areas digging for roots. Hunting season continues in the Bow Valley, so be aware of animal remains left from successful hunts that could attract bears and other scavenging animals like cougars, wolves and coyotes.

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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Bear Activity: October 9 to 15, 2015

There was only a single bear sighting this week in the Bow Valley in the Bow River Channel East Zone. This may be a result of less recreational use i.e. less people around to report bears and the fact that some bears are starting to den up. Having said that, there are still bears out and people should continue to be aware of their surroundings as they move about the valley.

Hunting season has begun so be on the lookout for animal remains left from successful hunts that could attract bears and other animals.

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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Bear Activity: September 18 to 24, 2015

Black bear sightings continue to be reported in the town of Canmore this week. The bears are being drawn in by the numerous fruit trees including crabapple, cherry and mountain ash trees. With the continued bear activity , at all hours of the day, it is especially important to carry bear spray even when walking in residential areas and on the trails in town.

Black bear reports in the Canmore area include Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, Canmore Golf Course, Rundleview, Grassi Corridor, Quarry/Grassi Lake, TSR Resort and Bow Valley Provincial Park.

Hunting season has begun so be on the lookout for animal remains left from successful hunts that could attract bears and other animals.

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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Bear Activity: September 11 to 17, 2015

There have been regular black bear sightings in the town of Canmore this week. The bears are being drawn in by the numerous fruit trees including crabapple, cherry and mountain ash trees. With the continued bear activity , at all hours of the day, it is especially important to carry bear spray even when walking in residential areas and on the trails in town.

The warning sign at the engine bridge in Canmore has been taken down. Black bear reports in the Canmore area include Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, South Canmore, Rundleview, Canmore Nordic Centre, Grassi Corridor, Quarry/Grassi Lake, TSR Resort, Lac Des Arc, Dead Man’s Flat and Exshaw, .

There was one grizzly bear report this week at the Heart Creek Trail.

Hunting season has begun so be on the lookout for animal remains left from successful hunts that could attract bears and other animals.

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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Bear Activity: September 4 to 10, 2015

Black bear activity continues to be a daily occurrence in Canmore. The majority of sightings are on the north side of the valley between Silvertip and the Alpine Club. The bears are being drawn in by the numerous fruit trees including crabapple and mountain ash trees. Two more bears were relocated this week and one was put down because of multiple incidents with garbage and fruit trees. With the continued bear activity , at all hours of the day, it is especially important to carry bear spray even when walking in residential areas and on the trails in town.

A warning sign was put up at the engine bridge in Canmore last week and is still in effect at this time. Black bear reports in the Canmore area include Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, Georgetown, North Canmore, Rundleview, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Lac Des Arc, Yamnuska and YMCA.

There have been a few grizzly bear reports in the Silvertip and Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace areas of Canmore this week.

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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Bear Activity: August 28 to September 3, 2015

There was no shortage of black bear sightings in the Canmore area this week. The bears are being drawn in by the numerous fruit trees. There have now been twelve black bear relocations from the Canmore area this year. With the abundance of fruit, it is especially important to always carry bear spray even when using the trails in town. Follow the link below to the Rocky Mountain Outlook website for more details.

www.rmoutlook.com/article/20150902/RMO0801/309029970/-1/rmo

A warning sign was put up at the engine bridge in Canmore yesterday due to a bear feeding on a carcass. The carcass was cleaned up by the time officials received the report therefore a closure was not necessary. Other black bear reports in the Canmore area include Grassi Corridor, Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace, Silvertip, Harvie Heights/Benchland, Rundleview, Quarry/Grassi Lake and North Canmore. There has been a lot of black bear activity in other areas of the Bow Valley with sightings from Stewart Creek, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Exshaw, Lac Des Arc and YMCA. A closure has been issued for Lac Des Arc campground and day use area due to numerous bears feeding on fruit in the area.

The only grizzly bear reported in the Bow Valley this week came from the Silvertip area.

This September long weekend, remember to manage any bear attractants in campsites and to pack out your garbage if you’re in the backcountry. Make noise and let wildlife 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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Bear Activity: August 21 to August 27, 2015

There has been plenty of black bear sightings in the Canmore area this week as a result of the plentiful fruit available on trees this time of year. Fruit should be picked and fallen fruit should be disposed of. An article on the harmful effects of fruit bearing trees can be found on the Rocky Mountain Outlook website. With the abundance of fruit, it is especially important to always carry bear spray even when using the trails in town.

www.rmoutlook.com/article/20150826/RMO0801/308269955/-1/rmo/fruit-trees-an-issue-with-canmore-bear-management

The majority of reports around town came from the Grassi Corridor, Cougar Creek/Eagle Terrace and Silvertip areas while a few came from the Harvie Heights/Benchland and the Canmore Nordic Centre. There has been a lot of black bear activity in other areas of the Bow Valley as well and a warning has been issued for Lac Des Arc due to an abundance of natural food sources within the campground and hamlet . Other sightings were reported from Bow Valley Provincial Park, Heart Creek, Exshaw, YMCA and Gap Hill areas.

The only grizzly bear reported in the Bow Valley this week came from the Three Sisters South and Bow Flats area.

As the end of summer nears, outdoor enthusiasts scramble to plan one last excursion. Remember to manage any bear attractants in campsites and to pack out your garbage if you’re in the backcountry. Make noise and let wildlife 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/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries. If you have comments please let us know – it helps to make the information of greater value. If you would like to provide feedback, you can take the quick survey below.

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Bear Activity: August 14 to August 20, 2015

There was plenty of black bear activity in the town of Canmore this week. One was seen in a backyard of Evergreen Circle on the weekend and there were multiple sightings of a black bear with two young cubs between the Spur Line Trail and Riverside Park on Tuesday. This family group was repeatedly spotted in residential yards feeding on crab apples. After attempts were made to push the bears across the Bow River, the sow along with her cubs had to be relocated out of their home range. A more detailed description of Tuesday’s events can be seen on the Rocky Mountain Outlook website using the link below. www.rmoutlook.com/article/20150819/RMO0801/308199985

There has been a lot of black bear activity in other areas as well this week as more food sources are available. There have been reports in Lac Des Arc, Heart Creek, Exshaw, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Yamnuska, YMCA, Quarry/Grassi Lake, Stewart Creek Golf Course and Three Sisters South and Resort .

The radio collared grizzly bears in K-Country remain in the alpine for now. The only grizzly bear reported in the Bow Valley this week came from Yamnuska bluffs.

The incident in the town of Canmore this week should serve as an important reminder to manage any bear attractants including fruit on trees and to always carry bear spray when in bear country, even when using the trails in town. Make noise and let wildlife 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/.

We are interested in your feedback related to these weekly summaries . If you have comments please let us know – it only helps to make the information of greater value.






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