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Bear Activity: May 29 to June 4, 2015

Bears have been moving around quite a bit over the past week. There are a couple of brown black bears that are being reported as grizzly bears in the valley. Black bears were reported in the following Zones this week: Canmore Nordic centre, Quarry / Grassi Lake, Grassi Corridor, South Canmore, Bow River, Alpine Club, Deadmans Flats, TSR South, Bow des Arcs. Grizzly bear activity was reported in Harvie Heights West. Always remember to carry bear spray, even while walking on the trails in Town. Make noise and let bears know you are coming. Be aware that elk are calving at the moment and the trail on the south side of the Bow river downstream of the engine bridge is currently closed due to aggressive elk (w calve)http://albertaparks.ca/kananaskis-country/advisories-public-safety/advisory/portion-of-bow-river-trail-in-canmore.aspx . 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: May 22 to 28, 2015

It is bear season again in the Bow Valley. Black bears were reported in the following Zones over the past week: Harvie Heights West, Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Georgetown, Bow River, Quarry/ Grassi Lake, Canmore Nordic Centre, Grassi Corridor, Canmore Golf Course, TSR South, Bow Flats, Deadmans Flats, Heart Creek, YMCA. Grizzly bear activity was reported in a few Zones on the North side of the valley: Harvie Heights West, Harvie Heights/ Benchlands and Silvertip. 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/.

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

Bear Activity: October 31 to November 6, 2014

Bear activity in the Bow Valley has really tapered off. There were no reports of either grizzly bears or black bears this past week. Some of the collared grizzly bears appear to have denned up already. While some bears have denned up, there will still be some bears still out and it is not uncommon for some to still be out into the latter part of November. 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. These remains will continue to be a big attraction for any bears that come across them. 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/.

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

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/.

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/.






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