September 30, 2010 | Tips from Travellers >
Dawson Creek, Wildlife Tours
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Anyone traveling the main or back roads here in the Peace River Country is bound to see wildlife near the roads.
Just this last week alone, we have seen two bears, several moose, countless deer, 4 hawks, thousands of Canada Geese and a grey owl on our way to town. It's harvest season and the animals are taking advantage of the easy food left by the machinery in the fields.
Bears are intent on putting on weight to get ready for hibernation, moose, deer and elk are taking advantage of the ripe grains being left behind by the combines and the birds of prey are having a field day with the mice in the swaths and stubble.
The animals are in peak condition with shiny coats and healthy weight.
We need to be watchful on the roads. Dusk is a favorite time for wildlife to be close to the roads and they can be hard to see.
I keep my camera handy in my car. There are so many great photo opportunities.