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Educating hikers on mountain goats addressed in video

A mountain goat with a healing wound in its right front shoulder approaches hikers on the summit of Scotchman Peak in August 2013.  (Rich Landers)
A mountain goat with a healing wound in its right front shoulder approaches hikers on the summit of Scotchman Peak in August 2013. (Rich Landers)

WILDLIFE -- The ambassador program to educate hikers about safely and ethical enjoyment of the mountain goats on Scotchman Peak is winning praise from the Idaho Panhandle National Forest in a newly released video (below).

The Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness launched the program after the popular Scotchman Peak trail was temporarily closed last year in reaction to goats becoming aggressive and injuring hikers.
 

Here's a video that keys in more on safe practices around mountain goats.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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