It’s time once again to become more “Bear Aware” as hibernation is coming to an end.

According to Bud Stewart, Public Information Specialist with the Wyoming Game & Fis

h Department, bears often visit area towns this time of year looking for food…

A bear has already been sighted in Sheridan this spring and Stewart recommends some simple steps in avoiding conflicts between us and our furry friends…

He also warns area residents not to run from a bear if you come into contact with one.

Instead back away and remain calm and quiet as you retreat from the area of contact.

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