black bears

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black bears

Postby foresthawk » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:43 am

Hello,
Has anyone observed a black bear within Fish Creek campground?
We have been camping there since the 80s and never seen one or signs of them.
Would be interested in any observations or historic information. Thanks.
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Re: black bears

Postby cf06adk » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:17 pm

Not personally, but every year I hear stories. There's always a bear warning at the front gate.

They're definitely out there. Especially near the sites with the woods across from them.

It would be cool to put a trail cam in the area of recent sightings.
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Re: black bears

Postby CampADK » Fri Feb 14, 2020 3:53 pm

Very rare occurrence.

Was a small bear seen twice last year but it was relocated. Prior to that... maybe 5-10 years ago? In my 18 years at Fish Creek camping throughout the seasons I have never seen a bear but did hear of one that walked through a kitchen shelter on Site 180
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back around 2005.

We never worry about them at Fish Creek.
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Re: black bears

Postby ratherbcamping » Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:07 pm

A few years back my husband was out mountain biking - was returning back to Fish Creek on the road from Rollins - when a black bear and two cubs crossed the road right in front of him. He slammed on the brakes and fortunately mama & cubs kept going. He got a great picture though!

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