Jared has been a Conservation Officer in British Columbia (BC) for over 10 years and have been fortunate enough to work in a variety of locations throughout the province. He’s currently based out of Williams Lake, BC in the Thompson Cariboo region. His passion for hunting, fishing, and the outdoors has driven him to direct my career focus on responses to all forms of wildlife conflict including attacks on humans. He is a member of the Wildlife Conflict Instructor Team for the BC Conservation Officer Service (COS) as well as a Predator Attack Team Specialist for the BC Conservation Officer Service. For the duration of his career he has trained, maintained, and handled trail hounds for use in responding to predator conflicts and been directly involved with the development of the BC COS K-9 program in a Lead Handler capacity.

From Jared: During my career I have trained for and responded to many predator attacks on humans including incidences involving black bear, grizzly bear, cougar, coyote, and ungulates. These incidences ranged from minor contact to life threatening injuries to the victim(s), residential locations to extremely remote sites, and defensive to predatory behaviors. I have instructed western Canada’s new recruits in the field of wildlife conflict as well as BC’s in service Predator Attack Specialist certification training, WHART 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, WHART in Fort Smith Arkansas in 2017, and WHART 2018 in Reno, Nevada.

I’m excited for the opportunity to be a part of this training opportunity and continue sharing information and learn from other agencies.

Getting to know him

I have 2 beautiful daughters Chloe (5) and Haylee (3) who luckily enjoy helping with kennel chores and being busy in the outdoors. My amazing fiancée Alyssa is a member of the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) in Williams Lake and we take every opportunity to spend time in the outdoors together. Jared Connatty

British Columbia Conservation Officer Jared Connatty with his service hounds responding to and treeing a conflict cougar in British Columbia’s Interior region.