Black bear sighting on Stove trail in Fernie this morning

Friday July 5th. A black bear was seen by mountain bikers near the top of Stove Trail this morning. A grizzly sow and cubs was reported at the top of Lazy Lizard on the power line a few days ago. Moose sightings on the Coal Discovery Trail.

Be prepared and expect to encounter wildlife anytime, anywhere! Make noise to warn wildlife and other trail users of your presence to avoid surprise encounters, especially in areas with thick brush, around blind corners, by streams, berry patches and anywhere the line of sight is poor. Carry bear spray, have it accessible and know how to use it. This is your best last defence.

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