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Arizona Bison Workshop Being Offered Oct. 10 Near Flagstaff

See bison up close and learn about their history, ecology and conservation.

Since the early days of U.S. settlement, the bison has figured prominently in literature, folk lore, petroglyphs and even on U.S. currency. Now you can learn more about this North American icon at a workshop with the Arizona Game and Fish Department biologists responsible for managing one of two herds in northern Arizona.

The department, as part of its Watchable Wildlife Program, will offer the workshop on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at its Raymond Wildlife Area, approximately 25 miles east of Flagstaff.

Bison played an important role in historic western expansion and settlement. These animals served as a vital resource and cultural figure for plains tribes of Native Americans. Participants will get an up-close look at these giants and learn about the history, ecology and conservation of the state's largest native terrestrial mammal.

The fee to participate is $35 per person and includes lunch of bison burgers or brats, cowboy beans, coleslaw and cobbler.

To register, call Pam Cavalier at (623) 236-7402 by Oct. 8. Registration is limited to 30 participants (must be 10 years or older) to ensure a quality experience.

All fees support the department's Watchable Wildlife Program, which was created to increase public awareness of wildlife through positive and personal wildlife viewing experiences.

To reach Raymond Wildlife Area, take I-40 east from Flagstaff and exit at #225. Go 10 miles south on Buffalo Range Road to the visitor's center.


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