About Us

Animal Damage Control provides quality and reliable service in all areas of wildlife consulting, control and management to industry, governments, institutions, business and private individuals throughout Western Canada.

We specialize in conflict resolution and prevention, whether in urban, rural, industrial or backcountry contexts. We also provide expertise in a wide range of unique services including asset protection, professional training, animal research fieldwork, wildlife risk assessment and monitoring, and integrated management planning.


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.


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
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Malcolm Abercrombie

General Manager
Special Projects & Opearations Team Lead

Duncan Abercrombie

Southern Alberta Manager
Urban Coyote Specialist and Project Lead

Kaitlyn Martineau

Office Manager
Administrator Lead

Mark Potolicki

Field Lead
Equipment Technician

Peter Arcand

Field Lead
Safety Operations Specialist

Brett Feser

Journeyman Field Worker
Large Predator Specialist

Dan Maclean

Field Lead
Small Mammal Specialist

Mark Streberg

Field Worker

Paul Bradley

Service Dog Handler

Emily Lamb

Canine Specialist

Clarance Patterson

Service Dog Handler

We can work in even the most hostile of environments.

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Animal Damage Control

21061A Wye Road
Sherwood Park, AB T8G 1C7
Office (780) 998-0074
Toll Free (877) 446-0204
Fax (780) 998-0091

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