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Bear, Lion and Wolf Seminars Teach Large Predator Safety

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 2013 Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country seminar schedule is as follows.

Sheridan April 3 Sheridan College, C-TEL hall, 3059 Coffeen Ave. 6-8 p.m.

Farson-Eden April 4 Farson-Eden Community Center, 4039 Highway 191 6-8 p.m.

Lander April 10 Fremont County Library, 200 Amoretti St. 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Powell April 11 Northwest College, Fagerberg Building, Room 70, 231 West Sixth Street 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Rawlins April 11 Jeffrey Memorial Center, 315 W. Pine Street 6-8 p.m.

Cody April 14 Park County Library, 1500 Heart Mountain Street 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Casper April 15 Game and Fish Regional Office, 3030 Energy Lane, Suite 100 7-9 p.m.

Pinedale April 24 Sublette County Library, 155 S. Tyler Ave. 6-8 p.m.

Jackson April 25 Snow King Resort, Grand View Lodge, 400 East Snow King Ave. 6:30-8:30 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.