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Bear Activity: September 14 to 20, 2012

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

For the Period: September 14  to 20, 2012

Bear Activity Trends

There was black bear activity reported in Silvertip, Cougar Creek/ Eagle Terrace, Gap Hill, Exshaw and Lac des Arcs zones this week. There was grizzly bear activity in Wind Valley zone this week.

Education Tidbit

This is the time of year we see bears coming intoBowValleycommunities to feed on ornamental fruit trees.  Fruit trees and shrubs continue to be a major bear attractant in our communities and put people and bears at risk.  Don’t be responsible for a bear having to be relocated or euthanized.  Here is a list of great alternative plants and trees for your garden. 

www.wildsmart.ca/managingbearattractants.htm

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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