Saturday Aug 27, 2016
Albuquerque, NM 87120
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U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologist Daryl Ratajczak teaches about bear and cougar behavior and what to do to stay safe while travelling through their habitats.
Hiking in Open Space and the adjoining Cibola National Forest is a great way to enjoy the summer and to reconnect with your wild side. Though it’s always a treat to see some of the forest’s large predators in their natural environment it’s always wise to practice common sense safety tips. Come learn and share some of the tips with U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologist, Daryl Ratajczak as he teaches us about bear and cougar behavior and what you should do to stay safe while visiting their home.
Daryl Ratajczak is a Wildlife Biologist for the U.S. Forest Service. His passion and specialty are apex predators and other large mega-fauna. Prior to joining the Forest Service, Daryl worked for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and served as the Big Game Program Coordinator managing the states bear, deer and elk programs. He eventually became Chief of Wildlife for the state of Tennessee but found the “desk-life” didn’t suit him and decided to pursue his lifelong dream of living and working in the Rockies. He brings to New Mexico his wife, two sons, and a boatload of passion!