Wyoming Offers Bear, Mountain Lion and Wolf Safety Seminars

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Would you know what to do if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking? How about if a black bear entered your camp looking for food, or if you were surprised by a mountain lion in your backyard?

If you're not sure how to react in these situations, plan to attend one of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's "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. The experienced large predator biologist conducting the seminar will also address what to do in an encounter situation and the most current information on the use of bear spray.

The 2007 seminar schedule:

  • Feb. 27 - Sheridan Sheridan College CTEL Hall 6-9 p.m.
  • March 8 - Kemmerer Lincoln County Public Library 6-9 p.m.
  • March 15 - Lander Lander Public Library 6-9 p.m.
  • March 17 - Casper G&F Office 9 a.m. - noon
  • March 20 - Jackson Snow King Resort 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • March 21 - Pinedale Pinedale Library 6:30-9:30 p.m.
  • March 27 - Powell Northwest College, Fagerberg Hall 6-9 p.m.

The Game and Fish kicked off bear workshops in 1995 and mountain lions were added to the agenda shortly after. Wolves were added to the program last year.

Each seminar is free and open to people of all ages and skill levels. For more information or to pre-register call your regional Game and Fish office.