Bear Defence - Defence against predatory animals in the wilderness
CAD $250.00 / package Register Now
This course is a must for the professional working in bear territory or the outdoor enthusiast wishing to gain an intimate perspective of what is necessary to avoid and prevent a predatory animal attack
If you do not have your own equipment, Silvercore provides rental packages. Firearms are subject to availability so contact us early.Shotgun
The student is responsible for bringing their own shotgun. If the student does not have access to a shotgun, arrangements can be made with Silvercore to rent one.Ammunition
The student is required to bring a minimum of 300 rounds of ammunition for this training course.
Ammunition can be purchased through Silvercore if advanced notice is given.Personal safety equipment
You will need a supporting shoe with good traction, a billed hat (baseball hat), quality wraparound eye protection, and hearing protection. Eye and hearing protection are mandatory for everyone on the range. Shirt should be form fitting at torso and cuffs as to not snag the equipment. No loose collars as stray brass can get stuck down your shirt. Pants should allow ample movement.
Safety Equipment can be arranged through Silvercore with advanced notice
James Gary Shelton's bestselling books have become the authoritative text on bear behaviour and how to survive a bear attack. It has become essential reading for those who work in parks, forestry or anyone who plans to use the wild country on a recreational basis. Chapters include human/bear conflict history, bear biology, bear aggressive behaviour, predacious attacks and bear encounter survival strategies to name a few.
The course includes:
What you will receive
Safety is paramount, all of our instruction is done by federally certified firearms instructors and our instructor to student ratio exceeds the government standard.
All firearms, ammunition, and safety gear can be made available if requested ahead of time.
We offer this as a 1 day Basic Bear Defence which is geared towards the average outdoorsman/woman and a 2 day Advanced Bear Defence geared towards the professional working in bear country. The 2 day course goes into greater detail on the subjects above and is geared towards demonstrating complete due diligence from a business standpoint and includes certification.
"The course was well prepared and fun. The instructors were experienced and devoted to teaching effectively." ...more – Anonymous