Bear awareness during hunting season

Grizzly and black bears are found throughout our region and this is the time of year that bears are in hyperphagia. This is a time when bears increase their feeding activity driven by the need to fatten up before going into the den for the winter. Once they enter the den bears go without food and water for months. If they do not get enough to eat in the fall, the sows don’t produce cubs and some bears may even die of starvation.

We try to remind people this time of year to really pay attention to containing any attractants around their home. Keep trash or animal feed in a bear resistant canist...

 

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