Trapping was conducted from May 22 to June 5, and 13 grizzly and 4 black bears were captured. Eight grizzly bears were fitted with radio-collars, including 4 adult females, 2 adult males, and 2 subadult males. A minimum of 43 different grizzly bears used the Khutzeymateen study area during at least one season in 1990. A minimum of 19 different grizzly bears used the Khutzeymateen estuary during the spring, a minimum of 9 different grizzly bears used lower Carm Creek during the salmon spawning period and a minimum of 24 different grizzly bears used the lower Khutzeymateen and Kateen Rivers during the salmon spawning period. Grizzly bears used 42 different food items during 3 general seasons of activity: (1) Greens- Den emergence to July 4; (2) Berries - July 5 to August 15; and (3) Salmon - August 16 to den entrance. Sufficient movement data were collected for 2 subadult male grizzly bears and 4 adult females to estimate 100% Minimum Convex Polygon home range size. Home range size ranged from 29-86 km2 for the
MacHutchon, A.G., Himmer, S.. 1992. Khutzeymateen Valley Grizzly Bear Study. Annual Progress Report - Year 2 (1990/91) Annual Working Plan - Year 3 (1991/92). Ministry of Environment, Lands and Parks. Wildlife Working Report. WR51
Topic: Species Status
Keywords: Khutzeymateen, grizzly bear, black bear, home range, habitat, telemetry, radio-tracking, food, dens, mammals, birds
Scientific Name: Ursus arctos
English Name: Grizzly Bear
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