Sunday, June 10, 2012

Complaints of Bears in Amaranth and Mulmur

(Dufferin County, ON) Dufferin OPP have responded to several bear complaints recently particularly in Amaranth and Mulmur Townships

The Ministry of Natural Resources Bear Wise Program states following:

People are reminded to take the necessary steps to help avoid attracting black bears into populated areas.


Garbage, outdoor grills and bird feed commonly attract black bears. Minimize your chances of attracting black bears by:
  • Putting garbage out only on the morning of collection.
  • Storing garbage in waste containers with tight-fitting lids.
  • Put away bird feeders and offer natural alternatives like flowers, nesting boxes and fresh water.
  • Clean outdoor grills after each use, including the grease trap underneath.
For more helpful tips visit MNR Bear Wise website at http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Bearwise/index.html.

Contact: Provincial Constable
Paul Nancekivell

Phone: 519-925-3838