BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY
(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)
For the Period: May 11 to 17, 2012
Bear Activity Trends
There was black bear activity reported in the Canmore Nordic Centre, Canmore Golf Course, Bow River, North Canmore, Rundleview, Harvie Heights/ Benchlands, Silvertip, TSR South and YMCA Zones this week. Grizzly bear activity was reported in Wind Valley Zone this week.
This is the one time of they ear when some bears become relatively good hunters. Elk calving season will begin soon and for a short two week period, bears can be quite successful at preying on newborn calves before they are mobile enough to run away. Be aware that female elk can be especially aggressive during the May-June calving season. Check out this article on Elk-Adorable Calves and Aggressive Moms
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.
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For current postings of Bear Warnings, Wildlife Warnings and Closures please visit http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/kananaskis/trailreport.aspx