The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has provided an update on the bear that was struck with an arrow back on July 12, 2021.

Michelle Nowak Regional Outreach Specialist for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry prepared a statement on the status of the bear.

“The bear was trapped on July 12, by the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources, and Forestry staff. The arrow was removed by Ministry staff and the bear was transported and released more than 100 kilometres north of Kenora on July 13. The arrow was not very deep and the bear appeared to be in good health when released,” said Nowak in a prepared statement. 

The incident took place on July 12, 2021, when Kenora OPP released a statement regarding someone had witnessed a bear near River Drive in Kenora that had an arrow sticking out of its back. Police attended but were unable to locate the bear.

For non-emergency bear encounters, you can call the Bear Wise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327.