COs euthanize aggressive bear

Yukon conservation officers have euthanized a black bear that was aggressive towards people at a campground between Faro and Carmacks.

Yukon conservation officers have euthanized a black bear that was aggressive towards people at a campground between Faro and Carmacks.

Yukon Parks Operations Manager Barry Troke told the News the bear was trapped overnight and killed today.

Earlier this week the bear followed a man around a picnic table several times at the Drury Creek campground.

The man used bear spray and was able to get away.

But the bear remained in the area prompting officials to shut down the campground Monday and set up a bear trap.

Officials recieved several reports of encounters with the bear, Troke told the News.

The bear has approached RVs, in some cases putting its paws on the steps.

Troke said conservation officers determined the bear was showing “assertive aggressive behaviour.”

“There is a difference between a sighting and an encounter,” he said.

The territorial campground is on the Robert Campbell Highway between Carmacks and Faro.

Two weeks ago, the Chilkoot Trail was closed when a bear broke into a cabin and ate some stored food.

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