Trapping activities were conducted from April 29 to May 29. A total of 495 trap-nights resulted in 33 captures (15 grizzly and 18 black bears). The capture rate was 1 grizzly per 33 trap-nights and 1 black bear per 28 trap-nights. Trapping activities were also conducted opportunistically during the summer and fall. Seventeen individual grizzly (11 males, 5 females, and 1 unknown sex) and 17 individual black bears (all males) were captured over the 1989 field season. One capture-related mortality occurred. A subadult male was killed by another bear while it was restrained in a snare. During 1989, at least 36 different grizzly bears used the Khutzeymateen valley either seasonally or annually. We made incidental observations of 276 bears (including multiple sightings of the same bears, females with cubs, yearlings or subadults, mated pairs, and subadult groups). An analysis of incidental observations recorded in the estuary area indicated that a minimum of 8 different bears used the estuary during the spring-ear
Nagy, John A., MacHutchon, A.G.. 1991. Khutzeymateen Valley Grizzly Bear Study. Annual Progress Report - Year 1 (1988/90) Annual Working Plan - Year 2 (1990/91). Ministry of Environment. Wildlife Working Report. WR48
Topic: Species status
Keywords: Khutzeymateen, grizzly bear, black bear, trapping, home range, habitat, telemetry, radio-tracking, food, dens
Scientific Name: Ursus arctos
English Name: Grizzly Bear
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