Bear Awareness Meeting in Powell Tomorrow
Written by Andrew-Rossi on March 22, 2017
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 to be “bear aware” and take the necessary precautions to avoid conflicts with large carnivores.
Dan Thompson, Game and Fish large carnivore section supervisor, says preparation and awareness regarding safety and conflict avoidance is just as important as planning any other aspect of your fishing, camping, or hiking trip.
There will be an educational workshop in Powell on Thursday, March 23rd, at Northwest College in the Fagerberg Building from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Game and Fish large carnivore managers will present information about bear, mountain lion and wolf ecology, and more importantly, what people should do in an encounter with a large carnivore. In addition, there will be discussion on preemptive measures to be taken by the public in order to reduce the likelihood of conflicts with carnivores.