Welcome to Foothills County

Problem Wildlife

The following are a list of resource links for information on Cougars and Bears. Foothills County provides these links for information purposes only and recommends that you consult with Alberta Fish and Wildlife (403-652-8330) as these animals including Wolves fall under their management.

This information collection has been coordinated for you by: Jay Honeyman, Human Wildlife Conflict Biologist, Alberta Environment & Parks & Suzanne Oel, HCRCWA Pres.

Cougars and Conflict Information:

Cougar, wild-cat AEP (link)
Cougars & Outdoor Recreation  AEP (link)
Preventing Conflict with Cougars  document (PDF – 4.5 MB file)
Living Smart with Cougars  Wildsmart  - handling encounters (link)
Cougar Hunting in Alberta  My Wild Alberta (link)
Cougar Hunting in Alberta  document (PDF – 2.5 MB file)

Provincial Management of Cougars:

Wildlife Management Plan – Cougars  document (PDF – 4.2 MB file)

Information about Bears:

Alberta Bear Smart  (link )
How To Properly Use Bear Spray  (link )
Hunting and Bear Safety.pdf  (document, PDF-5.2 MB)
Using Bear Spray – a protection option  (link)

Provincial Management of Grizzly Bears:

Alberta Grizzly Bear Recovery Plan Draft-Jun01-2016.pdf  (document, PDF-4.5MB)