BEAR SUMMARY FOR THE BOW VALLEY
(Banff National Park East Gate to Bow Valley Provincial Park)
For the Period: October 30 to November 5, 2015
Welcome to the ongoing weekly bear reports for 2015.
Bear Activity Trends
As bears are now moving into their dens in the Bow Valley , this will be the last bear report for the season. They may still be a few bears out, grizzly bears in particular, so please continue to be vigilant and consider carrying bear spray when out on the trails this winter. It is also very effective with other wildlife such as cougars and coyotes. We look forward to starting the weekly bear reports again in the spring of 2016.
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/.
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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.