Experience

Jared has been with the BC COS since 2008 and fortunate enough to work in a variety of locations throughout the province. He is a member of the Wildlife Conflict Instructor Team for the BC COS as well as an active member of the Provincial Predator Attack Team.

For the duration of Jared's career, he has trained, maintained, and handled tracking hounds for use in responding to predator conflicts. He has also been directly involved with developing the provincial hound (k-9) program. During his career, he has trained for and responded to many predator attacks including:

  • Black bear
  • Grizzly bear
  • Cougar
  • Coyote
  • Ungulates

These incidents ranged from minor contact to life threatening injuries to the victim(s), residential locations to extremely remote sites, and defensive to predatory behaviors. Jared has instructed western Canada’s new recruits in the field of wildlife conflict as well as BC’s in service Predator Attack Team certification training, and presented at multiple WHART conferences.

Getting to know him

In the recent past, Jared transferred to Williams Lake, in the Thompson Cariboo region, with his wife Melissa and two young daughters: Chloe and Haylee.  His passion for hunting and the outdoors played a key role not only in directing his career, but also directing his career focus to wildlife conflict and attack response. 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.