CODY - 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 you’re not sure how to react in these situations, 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 participants’ 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, population status, safety and legal issues, what to do in an encounter situation, and the most current information on the use of bear spray.
The 2014 Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country seminar schedule is as follows.
|Pinedale||March 13||Sublette County Library, 155 S. Tyler Ave.||6-8 p.m.|
|Green River||March 14||Game and Fish Regional Office, 351 Astle||6-8 p.m.|
|Casper||April 2||Game and Fish Regional Office, 3030 Energy Lane, Suite 100||6-8 p.m.|
|Gillette||April 3||Campbell County Library, 2101 South 4-J Road||6-8 p.m.|
|Laramie||April 12||Game and Fish Regional office, 528 S. Adams||10 a.m. - 12 p.m.|
|Meeteetse||April 12||Meeteetse Museum, 1947 State Street||1-3 p.m.|
|Worland||April 14||Washakie Museum & Cultural Center, 2200 Big Horn Ave.||6-8 p.m.|
|Lander||April 17||Fremont County Library, 200 Amoretti St.||6-8 p.m.|
|Jackson||April 24||Teton County Library, 125 Virginian Lane||5:30-7:30 p.m.|
Seminars are free and open to people of all ages and skill levels. Call your local Game and Fish office for more information.
(Contact: Tara Teaschner (307) 527-7322 ext. *817)