Bear, Lion and Wolf Seminars teach large predator safety
In Pinedale March 18
by Wyoming Game & Fish
February 24, 2009
Would you know what to do if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking, if a black bear entered your camp looking for food, or if you were surprised by a mountain lion in your backyard? If youíre not sure how to react in these situations, plan to attend one of the Wyoming Game and Fish Departmentís "Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country" seminars.
The purpose of the seminars is to increase awareness and understanding of bears, mountain lions and wolves by providing participants with information and tools they can use to prevent conflicts and avoid dangerous encounters.
Presentations will feature behavior and biology, life history, population status and movements, proper food storage, safety and legal issues, what to do in an encounter situation, and the most current information on the use of bear spray.
The 2009 Staying Safe schedule is as follows:
March 2: Cheyenne, Wyoming Dept. of Transportation Auditorium, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
March 4: Gillette, Gillette College Presentation Hall, 6-9
March 4: Lander, Sinks Canyon Visitor Center, Sinks Canyon State Park 6-8 p.m.
March 5: Rawlins, Jeffery Center West Ballroom, 6-8 p.m.
March 5: Green River, WGFD Green River office, 6-9 p.m.
March 19: Cody, New Cody Library 7-9 p.m.
March 19: Jackson, Snow King Resort Teton Room, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
March 18: Pinedale, WGFD Pinedale office, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
March 26: Casper, WGFD Casper office, 7-9 p.m.
April 15 Casper, Casper Mountain Trails Center Ski Lodge, 7-9 p.m.
Each seminar is free and open to people of all ages and skill levels. For more information call your local Game and Fish office.