Montana WILD to host bear awareness training
By angelamontana

Posted: June 26, 2019

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)