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Bear Country

Human Errors Re: Bears

Sadly some human errors are fatal mistakes when bears are involved. Bears are somewhat predictable, but there are many exceptions to that rule. As a result, humans must always err on the side of caution when in bear...

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Do You Bang, Do You Jingle, Do You Spray?

Would you know what to do if you encountered a bear? Do you know how to avoid meeting a bear in the woods? Do you know how to keep yourself and your surroundings safe from a bear?I am a long time Yukoner and I was convinced I...

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There’s a Bear in my Yard!

Whether your yard is a camp-site, the area around your cabin or your fenced residential property, it is still disconcerting and sometimes frightening to have a bear that close to you. It’s more common than we realize...

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Bear Country: A Tale of Two Halloweens

Halloween is a big event along the Hudson Bay coast. Along with the costumed trick-or-treaters you can find an armed patrol of RCMP, Manitoba Conservation Officers and community volunteers all dispatched to ensure that no polar...

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Bear Country: Gathering of Bears

Bears are known as a solitary bunch, and although the English language has official words for groups of bears they don’t get anywhere near as much use as, for example, a murder of crows.One official term is “a sloth...

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Bear Country: Maybe Baby

It’s the time of year when bears start to think about hibernating—filling up their bellies with the last berries of this year’s not-so-great crop. Although judging by the bear’s steamy traces along our road,...

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