BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY
(Banff National Park to Bow Valley Provincial Park)
For the Period: May 4 to 10, 2012
Bear Activity Trends
There was black bear activity reported in the Canmore Golf Course, Bow River, Rundleview, North Canmore, South Canmore, TSR Resort, TSR South, Bow Flats, Alpine Club, YMCA Zones this week. Grizzly bear activity was reported in Wind Valley, TSR South and Silvertip Zones this week.
Did you know bear spray expires? Manufactures of bear spray note that the propellant has a shelf life and over time the can may only spray a short distance, or not at all. Both the Town of Canmoreand Town of Banffrecycle bear spray at Hazardous Waste Round ups. The next one is on May 12th, 10 am – 4 pm,100 Glacier Drive Canmore. Local retailers have donated 10% off coupons so you can purchase a new can of bear spray for a discount.
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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.
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For current postings of Bear Warnings, Wildlife Warnings and Closures please visit http://tpr.alberta.ca/parks/kananaskis/trailreport.aspx