Grand Forks RCMP: Leave bears, only report if they’re aggressive

Grand Forks RCMP say that if bears aren't posing a threat, people are advised to leave them alone.

According to Grand Forks RCMP unless a bear will be a hazard or is aggressive

According to Grand Forks RCMP unless a bear will be a hazard or is aggressive

Grand Forks RCMP’s Staff Sgt. Jim Harrison said that since it is fall there have been a number of reported bear sightings.

“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.