Removing bears doesn’t solve the problem, as long as the attractants are there expect more bears to come in after easy food until hibernation time (usually late November). Relocation seldom works. Bears don’t survive well in new habitat or make their way back to communities. Don’t blame the Conservation Officers who have the unfortunate task of destroying bears.
We are to blame, if we have garbage out, apples, dirty BBQ’s, pet food or other attractants on our properties or know of someone who does and won’t take the time to help them or contact the bylaw officer to help resolve the issue. It is an offence in BC to provide food to wildlife.
We need your help to prevent the needless destruction of bears and to keep our communities safe. It is policy to rely on citizen complaints as a means of enforcing bylaws. Personal information will remain confidential in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. Thank you for contacting your local bylaw officer to report anyone in your neighborhood attracting wildlife by intent or neglect.
For more information on preventing human/wildlife conflict visit www.wildsafebc.com