“In most of the cases people are reporting it and we’re referring it to the conservation officer. In most of the cases, the bears aren’t posing any threat and people are advised that the best course of action is to leave the bears alone. They will come down out of the trees, and they will go on their merry way without bothering anybody,” explained Harrison.
“If a bear’s being aggressive, or posing an immediate hazard, then by all means give the conservation officer a call. If they’re not available, certainly we’ll attend for public safety interests,” he said.
Harrison also advises people to clean up their gardens, fruit trees and secure garbage cans.