Wyoming Game and Fish Hosts “Living in Large Carnivore Country”
Written by Andrew-Rossi on June 27, 2022
The free workshop is designed to educate northwest Wyoming residents about the large predators in their neighborhood, how to avoid them, and what to do if you unexpectedly encounter one in the wild.
The Cody Region of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department encourages people to attend a free public workshop titled “Living in Large Carnivore Country.” The workshop will be held Wednesday, June 29, from 6-8 p.m. in the Grizzly Room at the Park County Library in Cody.
Anyone who lives in or spends time in bear, lion, or wolf country is encouraged to attend the free workshop.
“With more people living and enjoying the outdoors near Cody, we want to offer this workshop to provide practical information on how to live in large carnivore country, prevent conflicts, and what to do in an encounter with one of these large carnivores,” said Bearwise Community Coordinator, Kyle Garrett.
The workshop is designed to focus on how to avoid conflicts with large carnivores while recreating.
There will be presentations by wildlife professionals with Game and Fish on several topics related to Wyoming’s large carnivores.
- Bear, mountain lion, and wolf food habits
- Where one would expect to encounter a bear or mountain lion
- Food storage regulations
- Understanding bear, lion, and wolf behavior
- What to do in an encounter
- Proper use of bear spray.
Experts will also be on hand to answer questions.