Black bear statistics show crunch is yet to come
Statistics from the Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) hotline suggest that the fall glut of bears is yet to come despite a recent lull in the Rossland-Trail area.
The graphs below are assembled from BearAware’s provincial facebook page and show 2011 (red) and 2012 (green) statistics for black bear sightings in various parts of BC and all regions taken together.
Hover your mouse over a graph to see to which region the graph corresponds. Click it to expand the view.
In some regions the numbers are small, so it is difficult to make conclusive claims about whether there are significantly more or fewer sightings this year relative to last.
Nevertheless, as a whole it seems that there have been fewer bear sightings in recent weeks in BC as a whole, and in the Rossland-Trail area in particular as well.
Most areas show a mid-summer lull in bear sightings followed by a resurgence in the fall.