Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Alliance  bears
Most people tolerate bears passing through their property or the occasional night visit to an orchard or vineyard. Concerns arise when bears return repeatedly and become bolder in their search for food. During bear season, Conservation Officers (COs) respond to thousands of calls about bears. Most of these problems begin when bears have easy access to non-natural food sources. Unfortunately, because there are few alternative control methods, Conservation Officers are usually forced to kill “problem” bears.