More tools needed to keep livestock and wildlife safe


Last updated 9/2/2022 at 11:52am

BIRCH CREEK — One summer evening when my daughter was a toddler, I took her by the hand and walked into the backyard to water the garden, when our dog began to bark like mad.

I looked up and saw a grizzly bear on the other side of the garden. I had only a second to think, and since the dog had the bear occupied, I scooped up my daughter and dashed back in the house.

That’s what life is like when you live with grizzlies. My husband and I run Angus cattle and quarter horses on our family place on Birch Creek, along the Rocky Mountain Front in Pondera and Glacier counties. Our ranch is r...

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