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Bears are up.  Ensure you're carrying bear spray where you can deploy it in seconds while enjoying the outdoors this amazing time of year.    Food is scarce at this time of year and Bears will be spending their time searching for food. Be Outdoors. Be Prepared. Boo the bear awake at Kicking Horse Banff Bear sighted Rocky Mountain Outlook

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Winter is here and this is one of our favorite times of year to bundle up in your winter gear and get outside to enjoy the magic winter wonderland the snow brings.    This winter and holiday season we hope you take in the fresh air, beauty, mental health and rejuvenation the winter outdoor season brings.  Let nature take care of you. Studies regularly show being outside reduces anxiety, stress and anger and leads to significant health benefits, improved blood pressure and boosts mental health. All the best this winter season. Be Outdoors.  Be Prepared.   More on the mental health benefits of...

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Campsite Bear Safety Checklist  As we enjoy the final days of summer camping season, our bear neighbours are out and about preparing for their winter getaway. Parks and trails have seen more and more bear encounters, especially around campgrounds, where food and treats can be found.  Here are a few campsite bear safety tips to consider when setting up for your nature stay. Setting Up Your Campsite Consider the location of your campsite. If possible, camp away from wildlife trails, bodies of water, shrubs and berry patches. Leave a bit of space between all the equipment on your site to...

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About cougars For this full article visit Human Wildlife conflict If you see a cougar in your community, call your nearest Fish and Wildlife office. A Fish and Wildlife officer can provide advice on preventing cougar encounters and responding when cougar encounters are unavoidable. Fish & Wildlife Office Contacts Cougars are efficient predators that feed largely on deer. The rest of their diet consists of elk, moose, bighorn sheep and small mammals. A healthy cougar population is an indication of a thriving local ecosystem. In years when deer, elk and moose numbers are high, the number of cougars will be...

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Here's an entertaining video on how to use Bear Spray by WildSmart    

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