Bear Activity Report
 
Sightings in the Past Week

Cougar Sighting
Nov 13, 2017
Early in the morning on Nov 12, a cougar was photographed by a trail camera along the bank of the Little Red Deer, NW of Water Valley. (info from local land owner)

 

 

 
Sightings Older Than One Week

Cougar Sighting
Nov 09, 2017
On the morning of Nov 8, cougar tracks were seen in a yard on the Bergen Road (Hwy 760) on the south edge of Sundre. (info from Fish & Wildlife)


Cougar Sighting
Nov 05, 2017
A cougar with two nearly grown kittens were photographed by a trail camera, east of the James River Bridge store. (info from local land owner)


Cougar Sighting
Oct 21, 2017
On the evening of Oct 14, a cougar ran across the road, west of Bergen. (info from passing motorist)


Cougar Sighting
Oct 08, 2017
On the morning of October 4, a cougar walked through a horse pasture SE of Bearberry. (info from local land owner)


Grizzly Sighting
Oct 05, 2017
In the evening of Oct 4, a grizzly bear was seen standing on the road side in the Bergen area. (info from Fish & Wildlife)


Black Bear Sighting
Oct 03, 2017
On the morning of Oct 3, footprints of a black bear were seen in the snow near a residence NW of the Bearberry Saloon. (info from local land owner)


Bear Sightings
Oct 03, 2017
In the past week, a bear has been taking crabapples from trees near residences east of the James River Bridge store. (info from local land owner) Residents are reminded to pick fruits and berries from their trees, shrubs and off the ground and store them securely indoors so that they do not attract bears and other wildlife.


Grizzly Sighting
Sep 30, 2017
Fish & Wildlife are currently trying to catch a grizzly bear responsible for breaking into grainries south west of Caroline.


Grizzly Sighting
Sep 29, 2017
Last week, a grizzly bear killed a donkey in the Coal Camp Road area, west of Sundre. Fish & Wildlife attempted to catch the bear but it never returned.


Grizzly Sightings
Sep 29, 2017
Recently, grizzly bears have been sighted in the Bergen area - there may be a grizzly bear sow with two cubs and a single grizzly bear.


Cougar Sighting
Sep 10, 2017
On the morning of Sep 10, 3 cougars were seen on a property near Fallentimber Creek. (info from local land owner)


Cougar Sighting
Sep 02, 2017
On Sep 1, a cougar was seen crossing Bergen Road (#760) just on the south edge of Sundre. (info from local land owner)


Grizzly Bear Sighting
Sep 01, 2017
In the afternoon on Aug 22, a grizzly bear was photographed by a trail camera on the driveway of a residence, SE of the Bearberry Saloon. (info from local land owner)


Grizzly Bear Sighting
Aug 31, 2017
On Aug 30, a grizzly bear with 3 cubs was seen on the side of road in the YaHa Tinda area, approximately 60 km west of Sundre. (info from passing motorist)


Cougar Sighting
Aug 30, 2017
Early in the morning on Aug 29, a cougar killed a mature ewe and took a lamb from a corral near a residence NW of Cremona. The cougar was photographed by the security camera. (info from local land owner)


Bear - Temporary Area Closure
Aug 29, 2017
On Aug 26, due to human-bear conflict, Alberta Environment & Parks issued a Temporary Area Closure in the NW end of the Ghost Public Land Use Zone of a tributary of the North Burnt Timber Creek located in Township 29 Range 11 W5M - approximately 60 km west of Water Valley.

For more information on bear and other advisories issued by Alberta Parks, check out:
Link to AB Parks


Cougar Sightings
Aug 26, 2017
On approximately Aug 18, a deer that was killed by a cougar was found north of Water Valley - other deer carcasses have been found in the area in the last few weeks. (info from local land owner) A few months prior, a dog was taken by a cougar in the same area.


Bear Attack
Aug 24, 2017
On the morning of Aug 24, a man who was alone was attacked and injured by a bear in the Panther Corners Forest Land Use Zone, approximately 60 km west of Sundre - the man was transported to hospital in Calgary in non-life threatening condition. (info from CTV News) Aug 30 - Fish & Wildlife officers have confirmed a grizzly bear was responsible for the attack. The public is reminded that this area is bear country - pay attention to your surroundings, travel in groups, make enough noise so that wildlife will hear you and move away, and carry bear spray and know how to use it.


Grizzly Bear Sighting
Aug 20, 2017
On the morning of Aug 20, a grizzly bear and three large cubs were sighted SW of Water Valley. (info from local landowner)


Grizzly Bear Sighting
Aug 10, 2017
On the afternoon of Aug 6, a grizzly bear chased 2 men on dirt bikes down a trail in the YaHa Tinda area, 80 km west of Sundre.


Black Bear Sighting
Aug 09, 2017
In the evening on Aug 9, a black bear walked through the yard of a residence near the junction of Bergen Road and Highway 22. (info from local land owner)


Cougar Sighting
Jul 31, 2017
Late in the evening on July 30, a cougar was heard caterwauling along the Little Red Deer River, NW of Cremona. (info from local land owner)


Black Bear Sighting
Jul 23, 2017
On July 23, a black bear cub was seen up a tree near a residence, east of Highway 22 and Elkton Road. (info from local land owner)


Grizzly Bear Sighting
Jul 20, 2017
On July 9, a grizzly bear with 2 cubs was seen in the Williams Creek area, west of Sundre in Clearwater County. (info from motorist)


Black Bear Sighting
Jul 14, 2017
On the morning of July 14, a black bear was seen crossing Highway 22 near the Westcott Road, heading west. (info from passing motorist)


Black Bear Sighting
Jul 10, 2017
On the morning of July 7, a brown coloured black bear was photographed by a trail camera along the James River, NW of Sundre. (info from local land owner)


Cougar Sighting
Jul 09, 2017
During the night of July 4, a cougar was photographed by a trail camera on the deck of a RV residence in the Sundre area. (info from RV owner)


Grizzly Bear Sighting
Jul 08, 2017
On the evening of July 7, a grizzly bear was seen on the driveway of a residence, SW of Water Valley. (info from local land owner)


Grizzly Bear Attack
Jul 03, 2017
On the morning of July 2, a man who was geocaching alone in the Harold Creek area of the Ghost Public Land Use Zone west of Water Valley, was charged by a grizzly bear and suffered non-life-threatening injuries - the man was transported to hospital in Calgary by ambulance. (info from CBC News) The public is reminded that this area is bear country - pay attention to your surroundings, travel in groups, make enough noise so that wildlife will hear you and move away, and carry bear spray and know how to use it.


Black Bear Sighting
Jun 22, 2017
A black bear was seen in the Eagle Hill area. (info from Fish & Wildlife)


Black Bear Sighting
Jun 22, 2017
On the morning of June 17, a black bear was seen near a camp along the Little Red Deer River, NW of Water Valley. (info from camper)


Black Bear Sighting
Jun 21, 2017
On the evening of June 21, an adult black bear was seen at a residence near the junction of Highway 22 and Bergen Road. (info from local land owner)


Bear Sighting
Jun 19, 2017
On the morning of June 19, a bear was seen crossing the road near Gouy's Corner, west of Sundre in Bearberry. (info from Fish & Wildlife)


Grizzly Bear Sighting
Jun 12, 2017
On June 11, tracks of a grizzly bear with yearling cub were seen on a driveway east of Bergen. (info from local land owner)


Grizzly Bear Sighting
Jun 12, 2017
In the morning of June 11, tracks of a grizzly bear with cub were seen in a yard in the Fallentimber area. (info from local land owner)


Grizzly Bear Sighting
May 29, 2017
Early in the evening on May 25, a grizzly bear was seen in the vicinity of Mountain Aire Lodge, west of Sundre in Clearwater County. (info from visitor)


Grizzly Bear Sighting
May 26, 2017
On May 15, a grizzly bear was photographed by a trail camera, off the Dog Pound Creek, SW of Water Valley into Rockyview County. (info from local land owner)


Black Bear Sighting
May 13, 2017
On May 12, tracks of a black bear were seen in the mud in the Fallentimber area. (info from local land owner)


Cougar Sighting
May 05, 2017
Late in the afternoon on May 4, a cougar was seen going into the bush, SW of Bergen. (info from local land owner)


Cougar Sighting
May 05, 2017
Earlier this week, a cougar was seen a number of times in the airport area west of Sundre. (info from local land owner)


Grizzly Bear Sighting
May 04, 2017
Approximately 2 weeks ago, tracks of a grizzly bear were seen in the snow east of Bearberry and again north of Bearberry. (info from local land owners)


Grizzly Bear Sighting
Apr 26, 2017
On the morning of Apr 26, grizzly bear tracks were seen on a driveway and in the snow near a residence, SW of Bergen. (info from local land owner)


Black Bear Sighting
Mar 25, 2017
On approximately Mar 22, a black bear was seen west of Water Valley. (info from local land owner)


Cougar Sighting
Mar 09, 2017
On the afternoon of Mar 9, cougar tracks were seen in the snow crossing through 2 quarters, north of the Bearberry Saloon. (info from local land owners)


If the presence of a bear, or any other wildlife, is a public safety concern:

1. Please call a Alberta Sustainable Resource Development Fish & Wildlife office near you. In Sundre, the number is 403-638-3805, in Olds, the number is 403-556-4256, or call 310-0000 toll-free for the nearest office. After hours, call the 24-hour toll-free Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800.

2. Then let us know. Send us an email to  sightings@mountainviewbearsmart.com with the subject line "Bear Sighting" and include the following information:

  • date, place and time of the sighting.
  • species - grizzly bear, black bear or cougar, elk, etc.
  • what the animal was doing at the time - eating, passing through, in the garbage, etc.
  • your name and contact information (all personal information will remain confidential)

If possible, include information on:

  • the number of animals seen - whether male or female; with or without cubs
  • detailed information about your area - whether it's residential, rural, acreage, urban, or industrial facility; GPS coordinates would be great if possible; was the animal close to house, barn, livestock, pets, etc
 
 
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