“Bear Aware” Workshop Tomorrow
Written by Andrew-Rossi on May 8, 2018
It’s that time of year again when bears are waking up and people are preparing to enjoy the great outdoors.
As spring arrives, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds outdoor enthusiasts and those that live in areas occupied by bears to be “bear aware” and take the necessary precautions to avoid conflicts with large carnivores.
Dusty Lasseter, Game and Fish Bear Wise coordinator, says preparation and awareness regarding safety and conflict avoidance are essential aspects of living in large carnivore country, especially in Wapiti where residents often observe large carnivores near their homes.
An educational workshop will be offered tomorrow evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the elementary school in Wapiti. At the workshop, Game and Fish large carnivore managers will present information about bear, mountain lion and wolf ecology and safety, along with a discussion focused on preemptive measures to be taken by the public in order to reduce the likelihood of conflicts with carnivores in residential areas. People can use the information gained at these workshops to increase their knowledge about large carnivores and how to live and recreate safely in large carnivore country.
Seminars are free and open to people of all ages. Please call the Cody Game and Fish office at 307-527-7125 for more information.