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ITS BLACK BEAR  SEASON AGAIN
 
Black Bear are attracted to urban and semi-urban areas to get food.
 
 
Spring is here and we are starting to increase our outdoor activities.  With our increased interest in all things outside, so too the Black Bears are becoming more active. The Ministry of Natural Resources offers information on their website
www.Ontario.ca/bearwise and www.Ontario.ca/attentionours to aid in our understanding of bear behaviour and to provide
precautions that may deter black bear incursions into our urban neighbourhoods and wilderness recreational areas.
 
To report bear problems, call the Bear Wise Hotline at 1-866-514-2327. In an immediate emergency call your local police or 911.
 
Please visit the Bear Wise website to learn about bears, their needs and behaviour. Practice Bear Wise habits. It takes everyone working together ro keep bears away.
 
Please check out the simple routines for helping deter the bears in your yard: 0265_001.pdf
 
COYOTE/WOLF SIGHTINGS IN TOWN

This past year proved to be challenging with the increase of coyotes/wolves in town. Since we know they are here to stay due to habitat changes, we met with the MNR/Trappers Council and agreed our plan will be to:

1) educate people on encounters with coyotes/wolves

2) decrease their presence by eliminating food sources

3) provide websites etc, where people can receive information and

4) the Township may engage an Agent (Trappers Council) as provided under the laws via Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act when needed to deal with problematic wildlife.

Coyotes/wolves are generally shy and avoid humans however some coyotes/wolves have been reported to not be fearful around people walking. They can lose their fear when they learn to associate us and our surroundings with easily available food. As with any wild animal, you should use caution. Coyotes/wolves are wild animals and should not be fed or approached. Eliminating food sources in our town will definitely assist in decreasing most problems associated with the presence of most wild animals.

LETS ALL DO OUR PART TO NOT FEED WILD ANIMALS!

CALL 911 IF ANY WILD OR DOMESTICATED ANIMAL IS POSING AN IMMEDIATE THREAT OR DANGER TO THE PUBLIC

Non-urgent Coyote or Wolf sightings can be reported to

the Manitouwadge OPP @ 1 888 310-1122

TIPS FOR PREVENTING COYOTE ENCOUNTERS  

Homeowners can take steps to ensure wolves, coyotes, fox etc., aren’t attracted to their property and to keep their pets safe. To reduce the potential for coyote encounters, the Ministry of Natural Resources provide these tips under Wildlife at:  http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/

TIPS FOR PREVENTING WOLF ENCOUNTERS

To reduce the potential for wolf encounters, the Ministry of Natural Resources provide these tips under Wildlife at:  http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/   The  Manitouwadge Municipal Law Enforcement Office reminds all residents to comply with our local Garbage By-Law 91-25, Dog By-Law 92-45, Cat By-Law 2003-10 and Firearms By-Law 94-39. By-Laws can be downloaded on our website or are available at the Reception Area during working hours.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact:

Cherie Gray/Municipal Law Enforcement Officer

The Corporation of the Township of Manitouwadge

1 Mississauga Drive

Manitouwadge, ON P0T 2C0

Phone : 807-826-3227, 244

Fax : 807-826-4592

Email :mleo @manitouwadge.ca

Thank-you for your Co-operation in keeping Manitouwadge a Safe and Clean place to Live!


 
 
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