A cougar was reported earlier today on Broken Hip trail by the Scary Trail junction. A bear and cubs have been hanging around the bottom of Erics Trip trail.
Fernie is Wildlife Country. Be prepared and expect to encounter wildlife anytime.
For more information on wildlife safety go tohttps://wildsafebc.com/species/
Friday August 4th. A bear sighting was reported at the end of Montane Blue trail (by River Road access) yesterday evening. The bear turned around and walked away when they called out. The cyclists turned around and took a differnt route down. Thank you for for yielding to the bear and giving it space.
For more information about bears go to https://wildsafebc.com/black-bear/
The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented
Cyclists have reported seeing a bear and two cubs feeding in the huckleberry patches by Old Goat trail in the early evening. Be prepared and expect to encounter bears in berry patches.
The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented.
At home: keep garbage locked up between collection days, clean up fruit trees, secure BBQ’s and bring in bird-feeders.
On the trail: Avoid surprise encounters, call out, clap or sing to warn wildlife and other trail users of your presence, don’t litter, carry bear spray and know how to use it.
For more information go to https://wildsafebc.com/