Montana Tries to Make Predators Bearable

“There are common sense ways to adjust ranch practices to accommodate predators. Here is one.

NOTE: the post below is a “Snapshots” snippet from PERC.org‘s PERCReports Summer 2018 edition. It can be found on Page 7.

Montana tries to make predators bearable.

Dead livestock in bear country can lure predators onto ranches and spur dangerous confrontations between humans and wildlife. This spring in Montana, state wildlife agencies, the stockgrowers association, and wildlife federations joined the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to implement a carcass-removal program. Their efforts build on local programs that documented how removing dead livestock from ranches to a compost station reduced negative interactions between humans and bears, ultimately leading to more support for bear conservation.

Posted by Chris Gill

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