Kingman wildlife presentations set through summer

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May 21st, 2009

With recent events around Kingman and in other areas of Arizona, Game and Fish Department personnel will discuss “Urban Wildlife” at the next presentation of the Summer Wildlife Series in Kingman, May 28.

All presentations, which will be held from May through August, run from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Powerhouse Visitor’s Center Event Room. Personnel will remain afterward to answer questions. Admission is free.

“Urban wildlife seems like a timely subject,” said Zen Mocarski, public information officer for the Game and Fish Kingman office. “And, as the population continues to grow, people will have increased encounters with wildlife.”

Mocarski said the upcoming presentation will include information on Game and Fish response, decision-making, capture methods, dangers, and past issues.

“Recent examples of human-wildlife encounters provide an opportunity to educate the public,” Mocarski said. “There are just too many myths out there and few people truly understand the dangers and potential problems associated with encounters and captures.”

Mocarski added that he has finalized the entire Summer Wildlife Series season. Upcoming topics are:

  • June 11 – Hunting Arizona
  • June 25 – Fishing: Largemouth Bass
  • July 9 – Northern Arizona Predators
  • July 23 – Bats of Arizona
  • Aug. 6 – Fishing: Catfish
  • Aug. 20 – Desert Bighorn Sheep

The series kicked off the season on May 14 with a presentation on venomous critters.

“I think this series provides a fantastic opportunity for the public,” Mocarski said. “We had 35 at the first presentation and I’m hoping these crowds will grow as we continue through the summer. I believe people always walk away having learned something new.”

The Powerhouse Visitor’s Center is located at 120 W. Andy Devine (across from Locomotive Park). For more information, please contact Zen Mocarski at (928) 692-7700, Ext. 2301.

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