In this week’s column, Larry talks about the encouraging drop in bear-human conflicts this summer. . . .
I’m a little bit surprised that there have been so few grizzly bear problems this summer.
On Trail Creek, the huckleberry crop has been less than bountiful in the lower elevations, and this usually translates to more bear problems.
The two three-year-old sows that have been seen quite often have not caused any problems, and the big boar on Trail Creek has also been seen but, so far, has not been a problem.
I think there are several reasons for this, but the biggest is the fact that North Fork humans have become excellent guests in grizzly habitat.