Re: Grizzly Bears in Alberta
I have heard reports of less between 700-900 bears in Alberta total. That, however, is coming from the strong conservative crowd. even if the numbers were just above 1000 (which i suspect they are) why bother being in danger of having ow #'s? Im no hippie, dont get me wrong but Alberta (at least outside the National Park) is a mediocere habitat for grizzlies anyway. If you really want a bear go West or North and find the Big bears. Coastal B.C or Alaska are by far where the big bears roam, and the populations are extremly sustainable. I am originally from the B.C interior and am now living in Drayton Valley Ab. People back home used to hunt grizz around Prince George and Revelstoke, but the bears arent trophy class. Arent grizzlies supposed to be the ultimate North American trophy?
Sorry if I flamed someone, not intentional. I just though about it alot when I lived in B.C and came to the conclusion that if I was going to hunt a Grizz, I would hunt the big ones, where there populations can easily take deficit. I would love to see grizzlies reclaime a bit of there historical territory... the praries!
Edit- Sorry should have read the O.P a little better. but the point is the same.
I would carry a can of bear spray and dont worry about the bears too much. The C.O's pretty much need to see scratch/bite marks on you for you to get off with self defence scott free. I know because my Dad was standing next to a guy that shot one in selfe defence, and he nearly had his stuff taken.