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Bear Activity: August 15 to August 21, 2014

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

For the Period:  August 15 to August 21, 2014

Bear Activity Trends

There has been reported bear activity throughout the valley. As is typical this time of year and as the season progresses, observations of bears seem to shift east to some degree and sightings increase in the valley bottom areas near the Bow River especially around Lac des Arc and Exshaw. This past week black bears were reported  in Bow Flats, Exshaw, YMCA, Bow Valley Provincial Park, Dead Man Flats, Rundleview, KC Guest Ranch, Lac des Arc, and Heart Ck Zones.  There were no reports of grizzly bears this week in the Bow Valley. 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/.

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 bear spray; and obey warnings and 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 all bear sightings to
Kananaskis Dispatch
403-591-7755

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






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