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Bear Activity: April 26 to May 3, 2012

BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY
(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)

For the Period: April 26  to May 3, 2012

Bear Activity Trends

There was black bear activity reported in the Canmore Golf Course, Silvertip, Bow Flats and Alpine Club Zones this week. Grizzly bear tracks were reported in Wind Valley Zone this week.

Education Tidbit

It’s that time of year. Bears are slowly coming out of their dens. Both female black and grizzly bears with young have been observed in the  valley bottoms this week.  Be aware of your surroundings, know how to reduce the likelihood of encounters, and be prepared should an encounter take place. Always be aware of signs of bear activity such as scats, tracks, and digging. Make lots of noise while hiking; hike in groups when possible; carry pepper spray; and obey closures.

Learn to live smart with bears:

www.wildsmart.ca/bearsmart.htm

Bear Cautions and Closures

Please report all bear sightings to 403 591 7755.

BEARS CAN BE ENCOUNTERED ANYWHERE, ANYTIME!

Be aware of your surroundings, know how to reduce the likelihood of encounters, and be prepared should an encounter take place. Always use caution by paying attention to signs of bear activity such as scats, tracks, and digging. Make lots of noise while hiking; hike in groups when possible; carry pepper spray; and obey closures.

The above summary is based upon a compilation of bear information provided by government agencies and unconfirmed sightings reported by the public over the last week. It is not intended to be used as a real time, complete record of where bears are in the valley.

Important Note:

Please do not use the comment box to report sightings of wildlife.

Report any sightings of a bear, cougar, wolf or any aggressive wildlife in Kananaskis or the Bow Valley to Kananaskis Emergency Services 403.591.7755

For current postings of Bear Warnings, Wildlife Warnings and Closures please visit the following page:
Kananaskis Country - Advisories and Public Safety






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