Do you trail run or mountain bike? Hike or backpack? Camp, hunt or fish? Float or trail ride?
Join Sara Sylte, bear education specialist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks and the U.S. Forest Service, on July 18 at Montana WILD to learn how to avoid having a bear encounter and what to do if you do encounter a bear. You’ll learn about state-of-the-art bear safety products and proper attractant storage, both while on public lands and close to home. Hands-on instruction on how to use bear spray will be offered the last half hour of program.
The free program is from 6 to 7:30 p.m.; no registration is required. For more information, visit the Montana WILD Calendar at http://fwp.mt.gov/education/montanaWild/ or call 406-444-9944.
The Montana WILD Education Center is located at 2668 Broadwater Ave., next to Spring Meadow Lake State Park off Highway 12 West, in Helena.
(via MT FWP)