Friday, June 15, 2012

Living With Mountain Lions

The Montana Wild Education Center will host the next in a series of "Wild Thursdays" programs on June 21, 7-8 p.m., at 2668 Broadwater Ave, next to Spring Meadow Lake State Park off Highway 12 West.

Retired Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Research Biologist Rich DeSimone will present "Mountain Lion Ecology, Research and Safety." Come learn about mountain lion behavior and how to safely live and recreate in mountain lion habitat.

DeSimone, a nationally recognized mountain lion biologist, spent 13 years researching the mountain lion population in the Blackfoot drainage. During his study, 121 mountain lions were captured and radio-collared to learn more about the effects of human hunting on lion ecology.

DeSimone's more than 30 years with FWP also included work with waterfowl and elk.

For more on this free program, call Montana Wild at 444-9944.

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