Bear Dogs: Canines with a Mission

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, 2001 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 31 pages
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Carrie Hunt's dogs are obsessed with bears. These 50 pound bundles of energy and courage routinely take on 400 pound grizzly bears - and win. For centuries, Karelian Bear Dogs have been famous in Russian and Finland for their bear hunting abilities. Carrie has taught these dogs a new trick, using their instinct and energy to steer problem bears away from trouble.

As people and bears come together more and more frequently - in backyards, national parks, and wilderness areas - some bears are losing their natural fear of humans, endangering people's lives, and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars of property damage each year. If a bear cannot be taught to stay away from people, it has to be destroyed. Carrie, a bear biologist, has trained her unique canine team to teach wayward bears form Montana to Alaska a lesson they will never forget.

These endearing dogs, as gentle and loving with people as they are fearless with bears, are bringing a humane solution to this modern dilemma, allowing people and bears to share the wilderness they both love.


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Straightforward book about a team of dogs who have been trained to scare bears to keep away from people and their dwellings in Glacier National Park, Montana, and its surroundings, thus saving the ... Read full review

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Ted Wood has published a number of highly praised photoessays for Walker & Company, including Iditarod Dream; Spirit of the Maya; Two Lands, One Heart; and Ghosts of the West Coast. Ted lives in Jackson, Wyoming, and Boulder, Colorado.

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