Bear sightings reported on Old Stumpy trail and by the Stanford Inn Fernie

Monday May 15.  bears and bikes screenshotBlack bear sightings reported on the trail by the Stanford Inn and a bear and two cubs seen on Old Stumpy trail.

There have been no further reports of the grizzly bear that was seen on Hand Avenue in West Fernie and relocated just out of town earlier this month.  The grizzly made her way back to Mt Proctor and eventually James White Park a few days later. She was then moved by the Conservation Officers out of town once again  The grizzly was initially reported feeding on greenery and as far as we know had not learned to feed on unnatural food (garbage).  Thank you for keeping garbage indoors away from bears, cleaning BBQ;s and securing anything else that might attract bears to your property.

This is the perfect example of how moving bears doesn’t solve the problem, they usually come back.  Keeping garbage stored indoors until collection day and securing wildlife attractants is the best way to keep people safe, prevent property damage, and avoid the unnecessary killing of bears that come into conflict with people.

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