When in cougar country…

Government of Alberta
News release

By taking preventative measures whenever you are in cougar country, you can help limit human-cougar encounters.

Before You Go:

. Find family or friends to go with. Cougars are less likely to approach groups of people.
. Ensure your bear spray has not yet expired and air horn or other noise deterrents are working. Make sure you know how to use them.
. Contact a Fish and Wildlife office. Find out if cougar or other wildlife activity has been reported in the area you are about to visit.
. Leave your dog at home. If you must bring your dog, ensure it is kept close and on a leash at all times.
. Talk to those in your group. Make an informed plan for how the group will respond if you see a cougar.
. Charge your cell phone batteries and pack your cell phone.

More information can be found at http://aep.alberta.ca/recreation-public-use.

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