Eleven dead bears in 2007
The 2007 season was a challenging year for bears in the Revelstoke area. The extreme heat in July, and lack of rain, caused a failed berry crop in the mountains. When natural food sources were tapped out, bears headed into town. While the majority of residents in Revelstoke are Bear Aware, and know how to manage bear attractants on their property, there are still some who do not take responsibility for these attractants. Bears came into town, found food, and stayed. Every neighbourhood had reports of bears feasting on garbage and fruit. Bears were showing no fear of humans and were behaving aggressively toward humans and pets. As a result, eleven black bears were killed this year.