The manufacturers of the RG-46 have made changes to the design of the launcher which has caused it to be unsuitable for launching scare cartridges. The cylinder has been modified to comply with new regulations, resulting in poor performance when launching all 15mm pyrotechnic cartridges. The modifications have caused a 50% decrease in range forRead More…

Margo Supplies is proud to co-sponsor a workshop focusing on practical ways to avoid Wildlife Conflict in Southern Alberta.   The public day will be taking place on Saturday, May 11th 2019 at the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area. The event is free admission. There will be a food truckRead More…

Birds rely on their sight more than any other sense, so it’s no surprise that our visual pyrotechnics provide great results for wildlife managers at airports, landfills and beyond.   Here’s a look at some of our specialty 15mm visual pyrotechnic scare cartridges: Comet Bangers: Range of 15m/50ft. Comet Bangers (#6010) areRead More…

The reliability of wildlife deterrents, particularly when protecting human life, is critical. The reliability of wildlife deterrents, particularly when protecting human life, is critical. When living or working in remote areas where there the main source of power is from solar energy, you need to be able to count onRead More…

Bear awareness, deterrents and the best bear spray should be a routine part of your wilderness outing, especially early spring through fall. Enjoying warm summer days vacationing with family or friends is likely to include some time in nature away from the concrete jungle. When you head out to enjoyRead More…

Whenever people live, work, or play in bear country, they bring a multitude of bear attractants with them. Bears are intelligent and curious animals, as well as opportunistic feeders with a strong sense of smell. Anything from beehives, to latrines, or used engine oil can cause an unwelcome visit fromRead More…

Bird lasers produce a large visible point of light that can be used to scare away problem birds. Many bird species associate this light with a predator like behaviour and flee when exposed to the visible light pattern. The most effective bird lasers produce a wide beam, as opposed toRead More…

Human-bear conflict is an ongoing challenge to both conservation efforts and in the daily lives of the people who live and work in bear country. Grizzly bears attracted to human food sources can destroy private property, cause significant economic losses, and even cause public safety concerns. However, through cooperation amongRead More…

Birds have a knack for going where their presence can cost your operation in time and resources, pose a danger to the birds themselves, or even to humans. A large flock of starlings can consume up to 1 ton of blueberries in 10 days, exposure to dangerous chemicals found inRead More…

Birds can cause significant damage to agricultural crops, interrupt industrial operations and even pose a danger to humans, such as during airplane bird strikes. Unfortunately, when birds are rewarded with a safe place to roost, food or other high value attractants, they can be difficult to keep away. Luckily, non-lethal repellentRead More…

The white powdery stuff is starting to fly in the Rockies and for a growing number of outdoor recreationists, this means strapping on snowshoes, ski boots, or crampons. But amid all the specialized winter gear, I don’t often see bear spray with backcountry enthusiasts. After a busy autumn packing onRead More…

As the weather cools down, you’re likely not considering installing bear fencing. If you are a cottage owner, trapper, or outfitter with a cabin, however, it is strongly recommended you consider bear fencing to protect your assets. If you’re not careful, your cabin might receive a visit from an uninvitedRead More…

Press Release– Margo Supplies is proud to announce our involvement in a new computer modeling study over the next year. We will work alongside Dr. Lael Parrott of UBC – Okanagan to research the best methods for reducing human-bear conflicts in Whistler, BC in Canada. Dr. Parrott has received federalRead More…

You open the flap on your tent and gaze at the vista before you. The Alaskan coastal estuary stretches before you bathed in greens and golds in the morning light. Beyond, the pine forest extends up the slopes of the coastal mountains, turning into the blues and whites of theRead More…

My name is Jeff Marley and I’m the founder and owner of Margo Supplies. Working on my wife’s family orchard, I quickly learned how wildlife damage can impact total yields. I began experimenting with pyrotechnic scare cartridges and developed my own techniques to reduce damage in our fields back inRead More…