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Montana tests dogs for deterring wolves, bears from livestock

A grizzly bear runs through a Montana meadow.  (Jean Arthur / Down to EarthNW Correspondent)
A grizzly bear runs through a Montana meadow. (Jean Arthur / Down to EarthNW Correspondent)

PREDATORS — Defending livestock from wolves and grizzly bears appears to be going to the dogs in Montana.

Study in Montana tests effectiveness of dogs to deter wolves, grizzlies
The National Wildlife Research Center, the research arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildlife Services in Utah, has provided $80,000 to study the use of different breeds of dogs to keep wolves and grizzly bears away from livestock in Montana, including Kangals, a long-legged Turkish breed.

—Great Falls Tribune




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