Grizzly bears on Newgate, Natal and Needles Crescent in Elkford

Tuesday September 5th.  Grizzly bears have been reported on Newgate, Natal and Needles Crescent the last two evenings.  Keep all garbage inaccessible to the bears, clean up the apple trees and secure all other attractants.

The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented. Your best defense is to be aware of wildlife in the area.

 Make Noise to avoid a surprise encounter (use your human voice, clap hands or two rocks together – especially near running water or in dense brush)

  • Carry a walking stick (adults can carry Bear Spray in a side holster)
  • Walk in groups
  • Keep dogs leashed and/or under voice control

     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 wildlife

Report grizzly bear sightings to 1-877-952-7277

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