The Riding Mountain National Park provided an excellent three hour nature and wildlife tour. The tour is limited to seven cars. Tyler, the ranger, took us to a bear pit, not far from park HQ at Wasagaming. The pit was about 500m from the road, but you could never have found it without detailed knowledge.
|Tyler talking about elk antlers found in the open country. The bear pit is int the timbered area behind.|
|The bear pit occupied in winter by a female bear. The pit is ~15' deep.|
|Tyler standing in a depression with the opening to the bear pit to his right. The depression was probably dug by foresters in the 1930s and used by bears later.|
|Moon Lake at dusk|