With spring in full swing, more and more bears are coming out of hibernation in search for food. Conservation officers are warning the public of some HEFTY fines that they will be handing out this year. The fines are “attracting dangerous wildlife” which is $230, and “failure to comply with dangerous wildlife protection order” which is a $575 fine.
James Zucchelli a conservation officer here in 100 Mile House said that not following the simple rules of putting out your garbage the morning of is resulting in the euthanization of more bears.
Rinsing your garbage cans with a bit of bleach can help remove the smell which will decrease the chances of bears being attracted to the garbage.
To report any problem wildlife in your area such as bears you are asked to please call 1-877-952-7277 to report it.