Yellowhead County, Alberta) Livestock predation is an ongoing problem for agricultural producers in Alberta – with coyotes, wolves, bear and cougar, depending on the area.
This one-day workshop provides training to livestock producers to help mitigate problems from predation. The workshop takes place at the Peers Multiplex on February 26, 2022, from 9am to 5pm. The cost per person is $20 to register and lunch is provided. The workshop is hosted by Yellowhead County in partnership with the Alberta Trappers Association.
Participants will learn:
- How to create an unfriendly environment for large predators and an understanding of the biology of wolves and coyotes.
- Capture methods, both lethal and live capture.
- Safe handling of equipment and legal requirements.
- The use of “properly made neck snares” and how to set them where
- legally permitted. Also, why many people have very poor success. What works and what doesn’t, so that you’re not wasting your time.
- Traps that are safe for pets where legal.
- A hands-on field portion is included in this workshop.
- A program set up by the Trappers association to link livestock producers with trappers that have been properly trained to deal with coyotes and wolves.
The object of this program is not only to provide training, but also to get livestock producers working together with the Alberta Trappers Association to create a cooperative approach for predator control.
Contact Yellowhead County’s Agricultural Services Department at 780-325-3782 or 1-800-814-3935 to register.