B.C. Conservation officers had a busy time dealing with animal encounters last year.

There were 33 attacks on people in 2015, which it says is busier than usual. 

Now that spring is upon us, the officers want to make sure they're prepared for the bears and cougars they'll be chasing in the coming months. 

Watch the video to see first-hand the extensive training they're going through this week to help them get ready.

With files from Jesse Johnston and Jared Thomas