Living With Wildlife
Wildlife Sightings & ReportsAll wildlife sightings and safety concerns, including bear conflicts can be made to the Cochrane Fish and Wildlife office at 403-932-2388 Ext.2.
When calling the Cochrane Fish and Wildlife office after hours, you will be redirected to call the Report a Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800 or make a report online at www.alberta.ca/report-poacher.aspx
Be Bear Aware
While you are in bear country, attacks by bears remain extremely rare. Managing and storing attractants in your area, is the best way to avoid bears from visiting your area.
WildSmart is a community organization that provides resources and education for local residents. Their goal is to reduce conflict between people and wildlife through education, outreach, attractant and wildlife management.
Visit their website for useful information on how to keep yourself and your community WildSmart.
Bears, Cougars and Coyotes are among many of the different types of animals that call the Municipal District home. There are many areas in the Municipal District of Bighorn that function as wildlife corridors allowing wildlife to move between habitats throughout the landscape.