Area CO reports extremely quiet year for bear problems

Area Conservation Officer Cam Hill reports this bear season as the quietest on record in his 17 years here.

Area Conservation Officer Cam Hill reports this bear season as the quietest on record in his 17 years here.

“It’s been absolutely quiet,” he said.

“I think there’s just lots of feed out there … for a year like this when it’s been so wet there’s some real good lush growth out there … so the bears are just fat and happy,” Hill added.

The only interesting bear activity that has occurred recently was while Hill was on holidays a few weeks ago.

“While I was gone there was a black bear in the Vanderhoof Co-op – a CO from Prince George came in and tranquillized it,” said Hill.

Hill would like to remind residents that this is the time of year when the bears are trying to put on their last pounds before they go into hibernation for the winter.

“Garbage and fruit trees are usually early fall targets for black bears so people really need to be vigilant now.

 

“Keep your garbage in except for on garbage day and pick the fruit off your trees,” said Hill.

 

 

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