Ministry of Natural Resources Warning of Wire Traps For Bear Survey

Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is warning to watch out for traps, as it watches for black bears.

The Ministry says staff will conduct barbed-wire hair trap surveys in several - unspecified - parts of the province this month, using sardines to encourage black bears to rub up against the traps, leaving a small hair sample that is then sent for DNA analysis.

It's intended to update bear population data for the province.