Sports Briefs for Thursday, April 18

Cougar, bear specialist to speak at Outdoor Expo

Richard Beausoleil, the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife cougar and bear specialist, will host a presentation this Saturday at the Grays Harbor Outdoor Expo at the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds in Elma.

The presentation, “Up Close And Personal with Cougars in Washington,” will talk about the issues of problem cats and perceived population issues, among other things. The talk is scheduled for 11:30 a.m.

Beausoleil’s work with Fish & Wildlife has shaped the department’s policies toward cougars and bears. His work was also featured in a Washington State University publication regarding cougars and hunting policies.

The presentation is sponsored by the Elma Game Club.

2013 Grays Harbor Outdoor Expo set

On Saturday and Sunday, the Grays Harbor Outdoor Expo will return to the Grays Harbor Fairgrounds in Elma.

The expo is stocked full of seminars, exhibits, vendors and information on Outdoor opportunities in and around the Twin Harbors and South Olympic Peninsula. Special appearances by celebrities are also scheduled as well.

On Saturday, Bone Collector’s Nick Mundt will be at the Expo, while The Deadliest Catch’s Edgar Hansen and Nick Mavar Jr. will make an appearance on Sunday. Glen Hall, from Hawg Quest, will be at the Expo on both days.

The Expo show hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information, visit the Grays Harbor Fairground website at

Daily World staff reports