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Industry Level Bear & Wildlife Defence


Silvercore’s Industry Level Bear & Wildlife Defence course is geared towards industry workers and professionals working in bear country. This is an intensive, two day live fire range and classroom course and is geared towards demonstrating complete due diligence from a business standpoint and includes certification.

Silvercore has partnered with James Gary Shelton in the design of this wildlife defence program. Shelton's bestselling books have become the authoritative text on bear behaviour and how to survive a bear attack. His works have become essential reading for those who work in parks, forestry or anyone who plans to venture into the wild on a recreational basis. 

Safety is paramount, all of our instruction is done by federally certified firearms instructors and our instructor to student ratio exceeds government standards.

Silvercore staff can travel to remote locations as well as provide firearms and all other required material to teach this course.  Please contact our office for a quote today.

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  • Receive an Industry Level Bear & Wildlife Defence Certificate upon successful completion of this course.
  • Silvercore Instructors have extensive experience in outdoor training, law enforcement, security, military and competitive shooting to better help you achieve your goals. Our team are members of the International Association of Law Enforcement Firearms Instructors and hold active certifications through various police agencies.
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Topics Covered

  1. An In-Depth Look at Bear Protection Devices
  2. Bear Psychology
  3. Bear and Sear Sign Identification
  4. Wildlife Avoidance and Encounter Strategies
  5. Firearm and Ammunition Familiarization and Selection
  6. Practical Firearm Training



All participants must have a valid restricted PAL license to participate. Group PAL courses can also be provided by Silvercore, for more information call 604-940-7785 or email [email protected]