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Corporate Bear & Predator Defence (2 Day) - Bear Psychology, Avoidance & Firearms Training
CAD $595.00 / package Register Now
This two day course allows for complete Worksafe B.C. and industry compliance for companies that do not have an in house bear avoidance training program. In depth bear awareness and avoidance will be covered in addition to Silvercore's industry leading firearms training program. When it comes to employee safety and corporate due diligence, Silvercore offers the highest level of training at the best value when cutting corners is not an option.
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  • Equipment:


    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. Silvercore provides rental packages for all needed equipment.


    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.


    Silvercore's training is approved and recognized through HRDC

    Anyone over the age of 16 who takes a course with Silvercore which either enables them to work or improves their skills in a recognized occupation may be eligible to claim their course fees under the education and textbook tax credits. Contact us for your T2022A tax form and check out Canada Revenue for further information

    Course Overview

    Silvercore prides itself on bringing its corporate clients a Worksafe B.C. (WCB) approved bear defence program. This course is a must for the field professionals working in bear territory wishing to gain an intimate perspective of what is necessary to avoid, prevent or ultimately stop a predatory animal attack ensuring the safety and well-being of all employees. Examples of the types of industry clients requiring bear defence training include, but not limited to: Forestry, Mining, Mineral Exploration, and Fisheries.

    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:

  • An in depth look at bear protection devices
  • Bear psychology
  • Bear identification
  • Identifying bear sign
  • Bear anatomy
  • Avoidance strategies
  • Encounter strategies
  • Firearm and ammunition familiarization and selection
  • Practical firearm training
  • Bear attack survival tactics
  • What you will receive

    A certificate of attendance outlining all topics covered for your employer and records from Silvercore (a federal firearms training school)and a course booklet that outlines all of the major teaching points for your future reference.

    Safety is paramount: All of our instruction is done by federally certified firearms instructors and our instructor to student ratio exceeds the government standard.

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