An mostly troublesome, collared womanlike grizzly â€” famous for her run-ins with people in Alberta’s Bow Valley â€” has been killed by a hunter in B.C. reduction than dual months after being relocated.
StephenÂ Legault, with a Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y), says Bear 148 was shot final weekend by a hunter who was being guided on a hunt on defenceless lands outward of KakwaÂ WildlandÂ Provincial Park.
The six-year-old bruin was relocated twice this summer after displaying assertive poise nearby Canmore.
“Despite a best efforts of a really dedicated organisation of folks from Parks Canada and from Alberta Environment operative with her around a clock, she only could not equivocate being in hit with humans,” Legault said.
In early July, Alberta Fish and WildlifeÂ first trapped and changed a bear to a western corner of her home operation in Kootenay National Park after it charged a chairman walking with a hiker and a dog west of Canmore.
The grizzly returned a few days after and was speckled during a Sunshine turnoff area in Banff National Park.
Later in a month,Â Alberta Fish and Wildlife officers tranquillized a vast animal and relocated her by helicopter to KakwaÂ park, north of Jasper.
According to Legault, a bear spent about a month in a really tiny area within a park, though eventually wandered into defenceless land in B.C., where it was shot.
In August, B.C.’s NDP supervision put an finish to a province’s argumentative bear prize hunt. The anathema will go into outcome during a finish of November.
“Had Bear 148 done it into a basement this year, she would have woken adult to a really opposite regulatory regime,” Legault said.
Legault pronounced a bear’s genocide is an hapless detriment for a grizzly bear populationÂ as a immature womanlike of tact ageÂ could presumably have constructed a dozen or some-more cubs over a march of her life.
“Moving her out of a BanffÂ Bow Valley was bad enough,” he said.Â
“Now she’s passed and that means all of that genetic farrago that she represents, all of a several cubs that she would have mothered are no longer partial of a liberation routine for grizzly bears in Alberta.”
In a statement, Alberta Environment pronounced gripping Albertans protected and out of harm’s approach is their tip priority.
“Environment and Parks staff members worked tough to yield a best possibility of this bear’s presence given a history,” a matter read, adding Bear 148 was relocated after a several near-misses with humans.
“We will continue a work to forestall such conflicts from occurring â€”Â these actions will assistance revoke a need for relocation of bears.”