A Yukon Conservation Officer came through our backyard today while tracking a bear that has been hanging around our neighborhood for the past couple of days.
Today the bear came withing ten feet of our dining room window while we were having supper.
The CO only came to within 80 feet or our window. His sense of smell must not be as well refined as the bear's because our supper was very good.
He is carrying a shotgun loaded with a rubber slug. The intent is to "shoot the bear in the butt to encourage him to leave without harming him".
The CO has also set up a bear trap in the bush. If the capture is successful the bear will be relocated into an unpopulated area.