The Bears are Back!

The Bears are Back!


Updated June 17, 2019: Rangers have recently received several reports of a bear feeding on garbage found in cans. As a friendly reminder:

Remember to remove all ATTRACTANTS:

  • Birdfeeders should be removed until winter when bears are not active.
  • Place secured garbage cans outside for pick-up in the morning only.
  • Burn food off barbeque grills and clean after each use.
  • Clean garbage cans with ammonia to discourage bears and other wildlife.
  • Don’t leave food, trash, coolers, air fresheners or anything that smells in your vehicle
  • Lock bear-accessible doors and windows in the house, garage and car at night.
  • Remove any ripened fruit that has fallen to the ground on your property.

Bears that get too comfortable around people can destroy property or even become a threat to human safety. Habituated bears must often be destroyed. Please don’t let bears die needlessly. Do your part to bear-proof your home and property, and help keep bears alive and wild.


Bears and Bird Feeders Information


  1. Mark Rieger

    Sunday night, bear sited behind the house on North Ranch and Killdeer, near the Bradford Pool. 3 Days earlier, the garbage can in front of the Bradford tennis courts was bent over, garbage spread all over, and Bear scatt found in the middle of the street on Killdeer Lane.

  2. Chris Wadley

    I have heard about sightings in KC before, but always though those were in the valley. I live in the Ranch, on San Juan Range Rd. Which backs up to Chatfield ave. This morning at 7:45am, a black bear about 100lbs (juvenile) was walking/scaling the top of my back fence (the fences facing the street have 4′ wide topper). Me and my dog spooked him, he jumped down onto the Chatfield street and then ran across Chatfield ave, across the parking lot of the gymnastics facility and into the business park. He was followed by an absolutely massive female that appeared to be well over 300, maybe even 400lbs. I’ve never seen anything like this. And so far from the open space?

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