The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will be hosting a free Bear Wise workshop to address black bear issues in and around Curt Gowdy State Park.
The free workshop will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 23 in the conference room of the Curt Gowdy State Park Visitor Center.
As black bears have been more active lately, here are some tips for a Bear Wise campsite:
- Never store attractants in your tent.
- Store all food, garbage, and other odorous items in an area that bears cannot access.
- If you can, store attractants in a vehicle, hard-sided campers, horse trailers, or bear boxes.
- Store food and coolers suspended from a tree at least 10ft to 15ft high and 4ft from the tree trunk.
- Your sleeping area should be 100 meters from the food storage and cooking area.
- All pet food and animal feed should be properly stored.
- Wipe down your dining area and kitchen after each use.
- Dispose of all garbage properly and put away any remaining garbage.
Visitors to managed recreation sites in Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests must now comply with a forestry order that requires adequate food storage and garbage that might attract bears.
For more Bear Wise tips, visit the Game and Fish web page at wgfd.wyo.gov.
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