Be Bear Wise!

By: Provincial Constable David Hobson,
Southern Georgian Bay OPP Detachment

Date: July 14th, 2021

(TINY TOWNSHIP, On) – Members of the Southern Georgian Bay Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) remind cottagers and residents alike that bears that come into a populated area aren’t always a threat to public safety. Be aware that safety is at risk when a bear exhibits threatening or aggressive behaviour.

Below are tips to reduce your chances of attracting bears, and what to do if you encounter a bear.

Reduce the chances of attracting bears by:

If you encounter a bear:

If a bear approaches you: