Saturday, July 14, 2012

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to offer Bear Aware Seminars

The ever important topic of bear awareness and safety among hikers, campers and others who enjoy the outdoors will be featured at a free presentation in Helena, Wednesday, July 16 at Montana Wild, 2668 Broadwater Ave., next to Spring Meadow Lake State Park off Highway 12 West.

Participants will learn about the current status of Montana’s grizzly bear population and how to hike in bear country, recognize bear signs and bear behavior, avoid and respond to bear encounters, create a safe campsite, and properly use bear spray. The 90-minute program begins at 6 p.m. For more information and to RSVP call 406-444-9944.

Also, the Missouri Headwaters State Park will hold a “Montana Bear Awareness” presentation at 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 21st. For more information on this event, please click here.

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