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Bear Scare Offers Wildlife Monitoring, Hazard Assessment, Firearms Training and More

Bear Scare's Safety Training Services

Bear Monitoring

Bear monitoring from Bear Scare is important to reduce encounters.Bear Scare’s Bear Monitoring Services focus on non-lethal bear management, using Aversive Conditioning, a trusted wildlife management technique for over 40 years which:

Bear Scare staff is highly trained and experienced in human-bear conflict situations. In each case, our Professional Bear Monitors endeavour to resolve conflicts in a non-lethal manner, to preserve the safety of humans, bears and property.




Wildlife Specialists

Bear and other wildlife monitoring helps assess risk from wild animals and provides due diligence for industry and municipalitiesHaving experts familiar with wild animal management on staff is not always possible for every company or municipality. If you are expecting, or currently experiencing safety issues from aggressive or annoying wildlife, Bear Scare can help. Bear Scare has well-trained staff with specific expertise in the best practices for managing wildlife intrusions in your community or on your remote work location. Our Wildlife Specialists use non-lethal means to manage incursions, as much as possible, and know how to reduce wildlife incidents through client education.

If you need to reduce risk exposure from wild creature encounters, call Bear Scare to learn how our Wildlife Specialists can provide proven strategies for minimizing the risk and keeping both humans and wildlife safer.




Bear encounter reduction from Bear Scare helps manage the hazard risk and provides expertise for managing wildlife encounters with a focus on non-lethal methods.Bear Hazard Assessment

Bear Scare conducts thorough Bear Hazard Assessments for industries working in the wild to reduce risk to staff and provide an element of due diligence. The assessment includes:

A report summarizing our findings will be provided at the conclusion of the assessment.



Wildlife monitoring from Bear Scare lets you know who you're sharing the habitat with, such as this cougar.

Wildlife Monitoring

Wildlife monitoring takes bear monitoring and expands the basic concepts to include other wild animals and large ungulates (moose, elk, caribou, etc.) As with bear monitoring, non-lethal methods are the first and preferred course of action, including aversion techniques, rubber bullets, noise deterrents and portable electric fencing. Lethal force is used only as a last resort when there is an imminent threat to human safety and no other options are available.

Wildlife Behaviour Response Matrix



Bear encounter reduction from Bear Scare helps manage the hazard risk and provides expertise for managing wildlife encounters with a focus on non-lethal methods.

Firearms Certification

Firearms certification is included in the Wildlife Monitor Training & Certification course and is also available as a stand-alone course. Participants will be eligible to receive their PAL (possession and acquisition license) at the conclusion of this course.

Upon finishing this course, participants will know the appropriate rules of firearm safety, know the basic firearm safety procedures, be familiar with personal protective equipment as it relates to firearm usage, learn about various types of lethal and non-lethal ammunition, know the firing fundamentals, know how to clean, care for and store their firearm and be able to teach many of the concepts to others. Students are also given practical experience on the firing range, using a life size bear target.



Beaver control, including beaver trapping, is offered by Bear Scare along with other Wildlife Management services

Beaver Control and Trapping

Bear Scare provides beaver control services including trapping and dam destruction to discourage new beaver tenants from taking up residence. Beavers may be cute and popular as one of our nation’s symbols but their drive to build lodges and dams often creates flooding problems which can damage forests, drainage infrastructure, food crops, human dwellings and even put other wildlife at risk. Bear Scare can humanely remove the serious threats caused by beaver activity.


To learn more or to arrange to book services, call 780-717-0139 or use our contact email form.

Working with Dan LeGrandeur and Bear Scare Ltd. was an eye-opening experience for me. In 2011 we literally experienced a 'bear invasion' at our work camps in northern Alberta. More than 20 black bear visits were reported to our Environmental Department during a two-month period ... we needed swift action to protect our staff, clients and customers. In a short period of time, Dan made it happen. Using non-lethal techniques, he and his colleagues managed to deter more than 15 black bears from our camps (while) providing valuable training and advice to our front line workers. Thank you Dan!

~ Taras Senyuta, Environmental Manager PTI Group Inc., Edmonton

The Bear Scare Awareness Training was extremely informative and more than enjoyable to be part of. The situational videos give you a better picture of how to deal with wildlife properly. Dan's training give you more than the necessary tools for assessing any given situation while working in Alberta bear country. I recommend it to anyone considering any wildlife awareness training.

~ Russ Jackson, Supervisor - Lodge Safety Noralta Lodge Ltd., Nisku

Bear Scare Ltd. provides some of the best wildlife training in the industry. With reliable and comprehensive training, Bear Scare Ltd. is the best choice for all wildlife training courses.

~ Kai Rasporich ConocoPhillips

Being a Health, Safety and Environmental professional, I was tasked to find a solution for the increasing number of bear encounters our field staff were having. This is when I had the pleasure of being introduced to Dan and his non-lethal deterrent approach to effective bear management. I had what I thought was some good experience with bears, but Dan completely changed the way I thought about bear management. His experience and enthusiasm showed as he walked us through what we had to do immediately and long term to help ... decrease encounters. Dan was able to assist with an assessment of our locations, producing detailed recommendations we were able to put into action. He also provided direct, non-lethal bear management techniques. Basically, he helped the bears understand where not to go. I guess you could say that Dan educated both us and the bears. To watch him work is amazing. In my books, he's the Bear Whisperer.

~ Jason O'Donnell HSE Works, Inc.

The information and education presented by Bear Scare Ltd. has been an invaluable asset in assisting the Oil Sands Developers Group and its membership in their efforts to become Bear Smart. Companies presenting at the workshops often refer to the guidance received by Dan LeGrandeur helping them successfully reduce bear/human interactions. We look forward to working together again in the future.

~ Carol Christian Oil Sands Developers Group