Be Cougar Alert & Elk Wary
Be Cougar Alert
Keep children close to you.
Avoid surprise encounters.
Make noise to alert cougars of your presence (cougars generally
- Keep your dog on a leash or leave it at home.
Avoid any area where you smell
a dead animal - cougars often cover their kills with forest
If you encounter a cougar
Always leave room for the
cougar to escape.
Immediately pick up small
Do not turn your back on the
Back away slowly.
Make yourself appear as large as
possible. Open your jacket if you are wearing one.
Maintain eye contact with the
The idea is to convince the cougar
that you are not prey and that you may be a threat to it.
If a cougar attacks, fight back with anything at
Report cougar sightings to Kananaskis Country Emergency
Services at 403-591-7755.
Download the Preventing Conflict with Wildlife-Cougars
Be Elk Wary
All elk can be dangerous.
Female elk can be especially
aggressive during calving season (May and June).
Male elk can be aggressive during
the autumn rut (September to November).
Do not approach elk or their calves
- give them plenty of room.
Keep your dog on a leash.