Animal Damage Control was founded 25 years ago by leading Canadian wildlife control expert Bill Abercrombie. Today we are an integrated team including some of the Alberta’s top trappers, field technicians, biologists and animal care specialists, with hundreds of years of combined wildlife field experience.
Bill Abercrombie
Bill Abercrombie is the founder of Animal Damage Control, vice president of the Alberta Trappers Assocation, and a long-serving board and executive member of the Alberta Conservation Association. He has over 25 years of full-time experience as a wildlife consultant and problem wildlife officer, and has studied and worked with virtually every wildlife species, conflict situation and environment in Western Canada, from the Arctic and alpine to the boreal and great plains.

As a hunter, trapper and conservationist for life, he brings a unique philosophy and skill set to the field of wildlife research, management, and conflict resolution. He trains wildlife and wilderness professionals from across North America and Europe and works with many corporations, governments, universities and organizations alike to promote the sustainable and peaceful coexistence of wildlife and humans across Alberta and beyond.
Certifications & Training
Our field personnel have extensive government/industry standard and advanced training, certification and licensing to be able to perform our jobs safely and effectively under all conditions:
  • TDG
  • H2S Alive
  • Chainsaw Safety
  • Firearms Safety
  • Defensive Driving
  • ATV/Snowmobile Safety
  • Aerial Platform Operation
  • Swift Water/Ice Water Rescue
  • OSSA BSO, RO, Fall Protection
  • Confined Space Entry & Monitor
  • Standard, Advanced, Wilderness First Aid
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • CAZWV Wildlife Handling & Chemical Immobilization
  • Provincial Trapping License
  • Provincial Pesticide Applicator
  • Provincial Surface Blasting Explosives License
  • Federal Boat (PCOC/SVOP) License
  • Federal Firearms License, NR & R
  • Federal Firearms Authorization to Carry
Our Core Team
Malcolm Abercrombie
General Manager
Special Projects & Operations Team Lead

Duncan Abercrombie
Field Operations Manager
Northern Alberta Team Lead
Wildlife Trapping Instructor

Derri Erickson
Executive Assistant
Administration Lead

Mark Potolicki
Peter Arcand
Field Lead
Field Worker
Dan McLean
Field Worker
Field Worker