Karelian Bear Dogs Study Bear
Two Karelian bear dogs used by FWP in managing grizzly bears in northwestern Montana are shown here examining a large male grizzly. The Karelian bear dogs are trained to "shepherd" grizzly bears away from a site with barking and other aversive conditioning tools that a bear manager may employ to condition a grizzly bear to avoid people and remain under cover. This grizzly bear was sedated after being unintentionally caught in a baited trap set for a female grizzly. The bear was identified and released.
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