Grizzly bear sighting on Mushroom head trail Fernie

Sunday September 20.  A grizzly bear was reported by a mountain biker on Phat Bastard trail yesterday.  The grizzly was seen on Phat Bastard heading towards Mushroom Head.

Come and learn how to use Bear Spray today at the Fall Fair, 3pm at the baseball diamonds in Prentice Park Fernie.

Fernie is Wildlife Country

The Safest Wildlife Encounter is One Prevented

Avoid surprise encounters: Call out, clap your hands, sing or talk loudly

Look for signs of wildlife: Tracks, droppings, diggings, claw-marked trees, torn-up logs, overturned rocks and food caches.

Travel smart: Stay in groups, stay on marked trails and travel in daylight.

Do not litter: Pack it in, pack it out.

Carry bear spray: Keep it accessible and know how to use it as your last best defense.

Dog owners: keep your dogs under control. They may provoke defensive behavior in wildlife.

Cyclists: speed and quietness put you at risk for sudden encounters. Slow down and make noise.

Never Approach or Feed Wildlife

If you encounter a Bear:

  • STAY CALM
  • DO NOT RUN
  • Let the bear know you are human (arms out to side)
  • Use your voice in a calm, assertive manner.
  • Back away slowly and allow the bear an escape route
  • Never turn your back on wildlife
  • Do not approach or feed wildlifebcWildSafe_180x120

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