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Rendezvous aims to educate, protect public lands

Posted: 5:44 PM, May 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-05-04 19:44:39-04

Back country Hunters and Anglers brought their rendezvous to downtown Boise for the second year in a row.

The organization spreads the message of protecting our public lands while also working to help people learn how to be safe in the wilderness. Today, they held a Rattlesnake Seminar in downtown Boise.

Chris Jenkins is a snake expert, with a PhD in Biological Sciences. He says he's always found the slithery reptile interesting.

"If there is a snake ten feet away that is cool," Jenkins said. "Most people lose their minds and start running through the forest back to the truck."

Today, he was working to educate people on the ways you can avoid an unwanted run in with a rattler.

"Rattlesnakes are animals too," Jenkins said.

The rendezvous happened just after Governor Brad Little declared May 2nd as Public Lands Day in Idaho.

If you want to get involved in the rendezvous, there will be a storytellers event tonight at 6:00 p.m.