- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - State wildlife officials are planning to hold two workshops on avoiding conflicts with large carnivores like bears, which have begun to venture out of their winter dens.

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will host a public meeting in Jackson on April 15 and in Pinedale on April 29. Department spokesman Mark Gocke says the workshops will provide tips on what to do in the event with an encounter.

Wildlife officials will talk about bear and lion food habits, where to expect an encounter, food storage, bear and lion behavior and what to do during an encounter.

The workshops also will address what to do in case of a wolf encounter, though those are less common.

Those interested in attending can call the Jackson office at 307-733-2321 or the Pinedale office at 307-367-4353.



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